A former Parkside High School graduate from Salisbury has been nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
He is Alex Azar II who was named by President Trump to fill the post left vacant by Tom Price over a scandal involving charter aircraft for personal and official travel.
Mike Dunn, chairman and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, told the Salisbury Daily Times that Azar was a “shining star.”
Azar’s father came to this country around a hundred years ago from Lebanon.
But Azar has also come under fire for coming from Big Pharma as the former executive of the drug company Eli Lilly.
Azar will be in charge of overseeing the Affordable Care Act which he has said is broken.
President Trump has vowed to repeal and replace it.