Arizona Senator-elect Mark Kelly announced his 13-person transition team | Arizona Election Authority

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona Senator-elect Mark Kelly announced his 13-person bipartisan team for taking office.

The transition team will work to create advisory groups for its first 100 days off, according to a press release from Kelly’s team.

The team is made up of leaders from Arizona. The co-chairs are Sharon Harper and Luis Heredia.

Here is the list of members:

  • David Adame, President and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Ron Barber, former United States House member from Arizona
  • Yolanda Bejarano, Communications Workers of America
  • Coral Evans, Mayor of Flagstaff
  • Dr. Joe Gerald, Associate Professor and Program Director, Public Health Policy and Management at the University of Arizona
  • Luther Lee, member of the Navajo Nation, Tribal Director for Rep. Tom O’Halleran
  • Major General (Retired) Ted Maxwell, President and CEO, Southern Arizona Leadership Council
  • Diane McCarthy, Director, Business Partnerships/Legislative Affairs at West-MEC
  • Bill McDonald, Rancher, Founding Executive Director of Malpai Borderlands Group
  • Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University
  • Pinal County resident Rep. O’Halleran District Manager Blanca Varela

Kelly can take office as soon as the Arizona election results are certified, as he will take over the seat from the late Sen. John McCain.

Although the race was called for Mark Kelly, Senator Martha McSally has not conceded or spoken publicly since Election Day.


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