Grimes names transition team including former politicans, Republicans and Democrats

12/09/2011 10:17 AM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has announced her transition team with her most notable help coming on her legislative issues committee.

Grimes, a first-time office holder, has recruited state Rep. Darryl Owens, a Louisville Democrat, as well as Republican state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Ft. Wright and state Sen. Bob Leeper, an independent from Paducah, to help direct her transition on legislative matters.

The chairman of Grimes transition team is former Democratic state Rep. Tim Firkins, who represented parts of south Louisville until losing his seat in 2010.

The full transition team is below:

1. OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Hon. David Boswell
Sharon Kaye Charles
Dr. Charles Derrickson

2. COMMUNICATIONS
Leah Adkins
Craig Blanton
Tim Wireman

3. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES
Rep. Darryl T. Owens
Senator Robert Leeper
Rep. Alecia Webb-Edington

4. BUDGET
Kyna Koch
Gov. Julian Carroll
Hon. Teresa Isaac

5. ELECTIONS & ELECTION FINANCE
Dr. Don Butler
Michael Kem
Willie Payton
Scott White, Esq.

6. BUSINESS & CIVICS EDUCATION
Tom Rutledge, Esq.
Dr. Jack Rose
Col. Mike Weaver

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