Andrea Verykoukis thinks Dempsey Benton's replacement should start soon.
I think we need to know — now, today — who the new Secretary of Health and Human Services will be. The mental health crisis could get worse (theoretically anyway, it's hard to see how), and we need to know who’s going to turn it around. I'm not faulting Dempsey Benton, not necessarily, but he's moving on, so it's time for Bev to tell us who’s coming in. Where are the plans to get a handle on this mess?
Benton, the current secretary, said Wednesday that he will not stay on board during Perdue's administration.