Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear announces transition team

11/10/2015 06:15 PM

FRANKFORT — One of two statewide Democrats to survive the Nov. 3 election, Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear named his transition team in a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Beshear listed seven familiar names to state government that will overseeing his transition.

“What I’ve told the team members is that number one, the time for partisanship is over,” Beshear said. “What we have to do in this transition is to help build an office, and create an office that will be transparent, nonpartisan and committed to protecting Kentucky’s families.”

The team will be lead by Tim Longmeyer, who since 2008 has served as deputy secretary and later secretary of the state’s Personnel Cabinet.

“We’re very excited to help Attorney General-elect Beshear transition into the office of attorney general,” Longmeyer said. “I’m very happy to lend my service volunteering to head up this transition team of some really outstanding individuals.”

Other members of the transition team include:

J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet under Gov. Steve Beshear. Brown formerly served as district judge and assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Jefferson County as well as law director for the City of Louisville.

Holly McCoy-Johnson, malt beverage administrator in the Public Protection Cabinet who previously served as executive director of the Office of General Administration and Program Support Shared Services and executive director of legislative and governmental affairs for the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet and Energy Cabinet.

John Moberly, former assistant post commander over investigations, commander of the records and identification branch and commander of executive security branch for the Kentucky State Police.

Susan Rieber, chief of staff to first lady Jane Beshear.

Bob Vance, secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet.

Michael Wright, former prosecutor, branch manager and litigation manager in the Office of the Attorney General.

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