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A reminder: Virginia Republicans have not won statewide office since 2009. There are not many operatives who are active and prominent figures within or around the Youngkin team that were also involved with the Republican Party of Virginia in 2009. Growing pains are clearly causing a delay within the next governor’s process as he has yet to officially announce who will be leading the transition.
Youngkin is also battling with straddling the line of being an outsider and keeping that mindset while also hiring Virginia politicos who know how the state government functions.
Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares have already publicized their transition leaders.
Hopefully, Youngkin will be providing more details about his transition team and future administration soon.
Governor-elect Youngkin launches application portal for jobs in his administration
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin launched a portal Tuesday that provides individuals with the opportunity to apply for a job within his gubernatorial administration when he assumes office in January.
“To accomplish his Day One plan, and to work hard for all Virginians every day thereafter, the Governor-Elect is going to assemble the strongest team in Virginia’s history, made up of individuals from all walks of life,” the email reads that was sent to Youngkin supporters Tuesday evening.
The portal will be used to fill political appointment positions from the top to the bottom of Youngkin’s new administration. The transition team for the governor-elect, which has yet to be formally announced, will be tasked with going through the list of applicants and filling positions.
According to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Virginia’s governor makes roughly 900 appointments throughout each year to various boards and commissions.
“As Governor-Elect Youngkin stated on Wednesday, ‘to all those who came out to vote for us on Tuesday—thank you. Thank you for standing up for Virginia and entrusting me with your family’s futures. To those who voted a different way this time—thank you for fighting for what you believe in. I look forward to coming together and earning your support over the next four years.”
Joe Biden had a similar process during his presidential-transition process.
A gubernatorial campaign post-mortem hosted by VPAP
The Virginia Public Access Project hosted a forum Tuesday night with advisors from both Youngkin and McAuliffe’s campaigns.
Watch the full event at the link below:
Former Charlottesville Police Chief Brackney files discrimination complaints against city, wants $3 million settlement - Daily Progress
by Ginny Bixby
Former Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney has filed a discrimination complaint against the city with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and is asking for a $3 million settlement, Brackney and her attorney announced Tuesday morning at a press conference. Brackney, a Black woman, alleges she was discriminated against by some members of city staff and City Council on the basis of her sex and race, specifically in the termination of her contract on Sept. 1.
Brackney is represented by Charles Tucker, Jr. of The Cochran Firm, a law firm with 42 offices across the country that says on its website that it specializes in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. It was founded by the late Johnnie Cochran.
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