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LePage names 3 co-chairpersons for transition

11.05.2010

Published November 5 by the Portland Press Herald

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — Maine Gov.-elect Paul LePage has named the three co-chairs of his transition team and vowed to make its work the most transparent the state's ever seen.

The Republican governor-elect announced in the State House today that the three include Tarren Bragdon, chief operating officer of the conservative think tank Maine Heritage Policy Center; Ann Robinson, an Augusta attorney and counsel for the Maine Republican Party, and John Butera, executive director of the Central Maine Growth Council.

LePage said the transition team will look for "the best and the brightest" as it seeks people to make up the new administration. He hopes to name most of his Cabinet appointments by Christmas.

Meanwhile, the new Republican majority today unanimously elected Kevin Raye of Perry as Senate president.