WSJ: Sharp to oversee state's rebuilding efforts following Harvey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is appointing the chancellor of Texas A&M University to oversee the rebuilding of state coastal communities following Hurricane Harvey, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Sharp will chair the newly formed Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas, according to Abbott's office. A formal announcement is expected on Thursday.

"The selection of John Sharp, a former Texas Democratic politician, to chair the newly created Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas represents a bipartisan overture by Mr. Abbott, a Republican," the WSJ reports.

"Mr. Sharp’s job will be to expedite the response and make sure local mayors and county officials get what they need quickly and effectively", according to the article.