Tom Perriello Announces Transition Team

November 14, 2008

Election results may not be certified yet, but Democrat Tom Perriello is choosing his Transition Team.

Perriello announced the first members of his transition advisory committee on Friday. These local leaders will advise Perriello as he transitions into his new role in representing the fifth district of Virginia.

Perriello's camp said the committee will continue to add members to represent the broad range of interests of the district.

"With the scope of the challenges facing the fifth district, we don't have any time to lose in getting to work," said Tom Perriello in a written statement. "I look forward to sitting down with local leaders from all over the district to get their suggestions as I prepare to fight for jobs and economic relief in Washington."

The following is a list in progress of Perriello's Transition Advisory Committee:

Chair: L.F. Payne, former Congressman, fifth district of Virginia

Beverly Brewer, former City Manager, director of Brunswick County Department of Social Services
Rev. Larry Campbell, Jr., member of Danville City Council
Hank Davis, member of Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors and attorney in Chatham
Chris Dowdy, business leader in Farmville
Carl Eggleston, business leader in Prince Edward County
Catherine Maloney, business leader in Charlotte County
Kimble Reynolds, Jr., attorney and former mayor of City of Martinsville
Christian Rickers, chair of Lunenburg County Democratic Committee; associate, David Bailey Associates
Del. Shannon Valentine, Member, Virginia House of Delegates 23rd District
E. Linwood Wright, former mayor of City of Danville

Election results from November 4 will not be certified until November 24th. Numbers from the State Board of Elections currently show that Perriello has a lead of 745 votes. Current 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode (R) is expected to ask for a recount.

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