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Grimes Announces Transition Team

Kentucky Secretary of State-elect Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her transition team on Friday as she prepares to take office in January.The Lexington attorney easily defeated Todd County businessman Bill Johnson by a 21-point margin, keeping the statewide office in the Democratic Party column. Grimes appointed former state Rep. Tim Firkins, D-Louisville, to chair the group, which will be organized into six working teams.Grimes says the bipartisan group represents all Kentuckians and will help her settle into office without political rancor."I'm pleased to have brought together a group of extremely qualified professionals from across our commonwealth. This Transition Team shares my commitment to public service and together brings military, state government and business experience. The Transition Team is made up of Democrats, Republicans, and independents and I've asked them to conduct a thorough, non-partisan, candid review of the office," she says.The Transition Team is as follow:Hon. Tim Firkins - Chairman 1. OFFICE ADMINISTRATIONHon. David BoswellSharon Kaye CharlesDr. Charles Derrickson2. COMMUNICATIONSLeah AdkinsCraig BlantonTim Wireman3. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVESRep. Darryl T. OwensSenator Robert LeeperRep. Alecia Webb-Edington4. BUDGETKyna KochGov. Julian CarrollHon. Teresa Isaac 5. ELECTIONS & ELECTION FINANCEDr. Don ButlerMichael KemWillie PaytonScott White, Esq.6. BUSINESS & CIVICS EDUCATIONTom Rutledge, Esq.Dr. Jack RoseCol. Mike Weaver