Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

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RICHMOND, Va. — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration.

Also among the scores of people on what Youngkin called “landing teams” are health care experts, veterans, attorneys and early campaign supporters. Each team is chaired by a Republican lawmaker.


Glenn Youngkin, governor-elect of Virginia, gives a thumbs-up after speaking during an election night event in Chantilly, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.(Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The governor-elect said in a statement that the groups would “conduct due diligence across all agencies” to help determine “how government can begin to serve Virginians better and start delivering on our Day One promises of better schools, safer streets, a lower cost of living, and more jobs.”

Members of the Northam administration have been meeting daily with Youngkin transition representatives, Clark Mercer, Northam’s chief of staff, said.

“Our staffs are working to make sure the incoming administration has the transition memos, agency overviews, and personnel lists they need to be successful.

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