Thursday, November 4, 2010

Galvano appointed to Scott's transition committee

Gov.-elect Rick Scott has picked state Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, for a seat on his transition advisory board.

Galvano, first elected in 2002, could not seek re-election because of term limits. He is seeking a state Senate seat in the 2012 election.

“It’s at the early stages at this point," Galvano said this morning."I did speak with Gov. Scott on election day, and he had asked if I would be willing to serve on his transition team, which I said ‘Yes I would.’”

Added Galvano, "There are some talented people he has assembled.”

What does the transition teams do?

“My understanding is that as a new administration goes in, there are a lot of moving parts and people who will have to fill certain roles, make structural decisions, working relationships need to be established. It’s a major change, I understand," Galvano said.

“We’ll be there to provide some insights and and advice as he makes these decisions.”

Galvano said the team has a number of governmental veterans, especially at the state level.

“I’ve finished two years as (Florida House) Rules and Calendar (council chairman), and eight years of experience in the Florida House, and so, hopefully, there’s something I can offer.”

The St. Petersburg Times' political blog has more details:
The leader of Scott's transition is Washington lawyer Enu Mainigi, and the executive director is Mary Anne Carter, a Tennessee lawyer who ran Conservatives for Patients Rights, the Scott political committee that opposed President Barack Obama's health care plan. The transition office will be at Scott's campaign headquarters on East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The advisory committee members, as announced by Scott, are former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings; U.S. Sen. George LeMieux; Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton; former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre; former Jeb Bush chief of staff Kathleen Shanahan; Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland; Rep. Mike Weinstein, R-Jacksonville; Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Marono; and Sally Bradshaw, a former Jeb Bush chief of staff.

Three advisory board members have close ties to Jeb Bush (Jennings, Shanahan and Bradshaw); Ferre is the only Democrat; and Dockery is an outspoken maverick who is a fierce critic of the Republican establishment in Tallahassee and the state Department of Transportation.

"It's all individuals who love Florida, and what goes on in Florida," Scott said. "We're going to take care of their expertise and their commitment to our great state."

1 comment:

  1. So I guess the way to ensure I get one of Scott's promised 700,000 jobs is to send my resume to all of these people, along with a copy of my new Republican voting card and a sworn/notarized statement that I will pray daily to Hayek, Satan, Limbaugh, Beck, bin Laden, Rupert Murdock and his News Corp co-owner Prince Al-Waleed (major sponsor of the "Ground Zero" mosque). Insha'Allah, fellow America-hating Teapublicans. We will succeed in overthrowing the socialist regime set up by godless nasties such a Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams. We will have a king again, as God intended!