Youngkin announced lawmakers, others helping transition


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Richmond, Va. – Republican Virginia Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that he has mobilized groups, including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and outgoing Governor Ralph Northam, among others to coordinate the transition work.

Even in between Too many people Youngkin is a health expert, veteran, advocate and early campaign supporter on what he calls “landing teams.” Each team is chaired by Republican lawmakers.

Glenn Youngkins’ Choice of Transition Co-Chair Signal Conservative Virginia Governorship

Glenn Youngkin, Governor-elect of Virginia, gives a thumbs-up after speaking at an election night event in Chantilly, US, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. (Photographer: Al Drago / LOVEBYLIFE via Getty Images)

The elected governor said in a statement, “Groups” will do all due diligence in determining how the government can start serving the Virginians better, and start promising better schools, safer streets, and low-cost jobs in our day. Life and more jobs. “

Clark Mercer, Northam’s chief of staff, said members of the Northam administration meet daily with Youngkin Transition representatives.

“Our staff is working to ensure that the incoming administration has the transition memos, agency reviews and staff lists they need to succeed. We are grateful for the professional approach taken by both Governor Northam. Has been written.

Glenn Youngkin, Governor-elect of the Center of Virginia, speaking with media members from the left as First Lady Pamela Northam, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Suzanne Youngkin outside the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, US, November.  4, 2021. (Photographer: Carlos Burnett / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Glenn Youngkin, Governor-elect of the Center of Virginia, speaking with media members from the left as First Lady Pamela Northam, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Suzanne Youngkin outside the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, US, November. 4, 2021. (Photographer: Carlos Burnett / LOVEBYLIFE via Getty Images)

A former private equity executive, Youngkin defeated former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe on Election Day earlier this month, marking a sweep for Republicans who won victories in the race for attorney general and lieutenant governor. Republicans claim to have regained majority in the House of Delegates; The Democratic leaders effectively agreed, with two critical races remaining unconnected by the Associated Press. Democrats currently follow their Republican challengers in those races.

Youngkin has previously announced that Jeff Goettman, the Treasury Department’s top campaign staff and former executive officer under former President Donald Trump, will serve as the transition director. But some other transitional details have been announced, prompting speculation among interested parties watching closely for signs of how political newcomers will rule.

Youngkin spokesman Devin O’Malley has been asked to sign undisclosed deals with confirmed transition officials, a tool used during the campaign. The agreements allow for productive conversations and those conversations are in the public interest, he said.

Since his victory, Youngkin has been making stops throughout the state, attending community events such as a basketball clinic and a food bank fundraiser, and holding a so-called “thank you rally” with supporters.

Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin gives a thumbs-up after speaking at an election night event in Chantilly, US, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.  (Photographer: Al Drago / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin gives a thumbs-up after speaking at an election night event in Chantilly, US, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. (Photographer: Al Drago / LOVEBYLIFE via Getty Images)

Earlier in the week, the Democratic Party of Virginia announced it was planning an election “illustration tour”, an opportunity to talk with voters, candidates and elected officials about the party’s poor performance on election day and the 2022 election cycle. .

“As a party, it is important for us to meet our voters and supporters wherever they are and have these tough conversations,” Chairwoman Susan Swecker said in a statement.

The tour begins in Farmville on Dec. 1, then stops around the state before wrapping up Dec. 7 in Richmond.

State Democratic Party Communications Director Jace Jenko said Wednesday that members of Youngkin’s transition team have been instructed to push a “radical agenda that is not representative of the Commonwealth.”

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