Statement from Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. on the Appointment of Aubrey Layne

Friday, November 22, 2013

I am delighted that Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has named local businessman Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. as the Commonwealth’s new Secretary of Transportation. As a Hampton Roads resident and a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Aubrey comes to the job with a wealth of knowledge. He understands the challenges and concerns of all residents, from Virginia Beach to Vienna.


What’s more, I have seen Aubrey in action for many years. He is a smart and capable leader. He is especially familiar with our needs in Hampton Roads, and the priorities of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. Whether the issue is highways, local roads or light rail, Aubrey always sees the big picture in the world of transportation.


I am confident that Aubrey will capably represent every resident of the Commonwealth. I am extremely proud that Aubrey is a resident of the great City of Virginia Beach, and I look forward to working with him to solve our state’s transportation issues.