The Massachusetts Port Authority next month will name the state's secretary of economic affairs, Stephen Tocco, as executive director, according to state officials.

Tocco, a member of Gov. William Weld's administration since January 1992, is considered one of the Republican governor's closest confidants. He is expected to take control of the post from current executive director Alden Raine, an appointee of former Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, a Democrat.

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