Attorney General-elect Patrick Morrisey has named a transition team of prominent state lawyers, including several state legislators, as he prepares to take office in January.
The steering committee will be divided into working groups for process and planning, personnel and policy.
Named co-chairpersons were Mark A. Carter of Dinsmore & Shohl in Charleston and Patrick R. Esposito II of Morgantown, a technology entrepreneur, attorney and former deputy general counsel to the governor.
"We have assembled a strong steering committee of leaders to help ensure that we are ready to serve the citizens of West Virginia on inauguration day," Morrisey said in a press release.
"The steering committee includes Republicans and Democrats, current and former elected officials, trial lawyers and defense attorneys, business leaders and labor union members, among others.
* Julia Chico Abbitt of the Jackson Kelly law firm's Morgantown offices.
* House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha.
* Ben Bailey of the Charleston law firm of Bailey & Glasser.
* State Sen. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants.
* Michael Caryl of the Bowles Rice law firm's Martinsburg offices.
* Bill Cole, a Bluefield automobile dealer and incoming state senator.
* Steve Connolly, attorney for the city of Hurricane and assistant prosecuting attorney in Putnam County.
* Stephen Crislip of Jackson Kelly's Charleston offices.
* Delegate Walter Duke, R-Berkeley.