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Branstad names Wisconsin man as Iowa DOT director


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad has named a Wisconsin man as the new director of the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Branstad on Wednesday appointed 44-year-old Paul Trombino (trom-BE'-know) III, of Verona, Wis., to replace Nancy Richardson, who is retiring. Richardson has been director since 2005. Her last day is Thursday.

Trombino is a bureau director for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

The Iowa transportation department oversees the state's transportation systems, including highways, bridges, aviation, rail and public transit systems.

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