This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Gov. Gregoire is conducting a national search to replace Doug MacDonald as WSDOT chief. His chief of staff, Paula Hammond, will be the interim secretary.

I’ve already put in my two cents as to what I think the next WSDOT Secretary needs to do, but, oddly enough, the Guv has yet to call me to be on the search committee. Maybe she lost my phone number…