Kelly picks veteran, bipartisan group to lead transition
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly has named a veteran, bipartisan group of four people to lead her transition team.
Kelly announced the appointments Tuesday. The team includes Jordanna Zeigler, the manager of the incoming Democratic governor’s campaign.
The group also includes Joyce Allegrucci. She served as chief of staff to former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and worked on Sebelius’ transition after the 2002 election.
Kelly also appointed Natalie Haag, general counsel and chief of staff to Republican Gov. Bill Graves. He was governor before Sebelius.
The team also includes Duane Goossen, who advised the Kelly campaign. He is a former Republican legislator who served more than 12 years as state budget director under Graves, Sebelius and Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson.
Goossen and Haag also worked on the Graves-to-Sebelius transition.