Inslee releases roster of transition team

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:10am
  • Local News

Democratic Governor-elect Jay Inslee has announced the names of the 34 people who will help him fill key cabinet posts and construct a legislative agenda to undertake when he assumes power in January.

“The team we’ve assembled represents both sides of the Cascades, our key industries, and people with experience both inside and outside government. I look forward to their engagement and appreciate their willingness to serve the state,” Inslee said in a statement.

The committee will include familiar names as well as a few who backed Inslee’s Republican rival, Rob McKenna, in the election.

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, and former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, a Republican, are on the advisory group.

Leaders of statewide unions representing government employees, teachers, health care workers and firefighters are also on the panel as are a handful of business owners and investors.

You can read the entire list here.

The committee is co-chaired by Dr. Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University; Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, superintendent of the Renton School District; and Brad Smith, a vice president at Microsoft Corp.

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