LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Governor-Elect Matt Bevin named his Chief of Staff Thursday morning.

According to a news release from Bevin's office, James "Blake" Brickman has been named as Bevin's Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor.

"Black Brickman is an outstanding individual with all of the qualities that I need in a Chief of Staff," Bevin said, according to the news release. "He will lead our team with integrity and conviction. I am grateful for the commitment he is willing to make to serve our administration and the Commonwealth."

According to the release, Brickman served as U.S. Senator Jim Bunning's Chief of Staff in Washington D.C., before moving back to Kentucky and practicing law. He also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Amul Thaparin in Pikeville and London. 

"It is an honor to serve Governor Bevin and all the people of Kentucky," said Brickman, according to the news release. "I look forward to working with others from across the Commonwealth committed to Governor Bevin's vision to get our fiscal house in order and create more economic and educational opportunities for all Kentuckians."

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