New AG’s tran­si­tion team set

It in­cludes two Demo­cratic pre­de­ces­sors

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA - By Colton Lochhead Con­tact Cap­i­tal Bureau Chief Colton Lochhead at [email protected] re­viewjour­ or 775-461-3820. Fol­low @ColtonLochhead on Twit­ter.

CAR­SON CITY — At­tor­ney Gen­eral-elect Aaron Ford on Wed­nes­day an­nounced the 19-per­son team, led by two of Ne­vada’s past three Demo­cratic at­tor­neys gen­eral, that will over­see his tran­si­tion into of­fice.

For­mer U.S. Sen. and Gov. Richard Bryan and for­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Frankie Sue Del Papa were named as the tran­si­tion team’s cochairs.

Bryan served four years as at­tor­ney gen­eral be­fore be­ing elected se­na­tor. Del Papa held the of­fice from 1991 to 2003.

“Hav­ing pre­vi­ously served Ne­vada as At­tor­neys Gen­eral, we look for­ward to be­ing a part of the fu­ture of the of­fice,” Bryan and Del Papa said in a joint state­ment. “We know Aaron Ford will do an ex­cel­lent job serv­ing Ne­vada fam­i­lies as At­tor­ney Gen­eral, and we are pleased to help guide him dur­ing this tran­si­tion pe­riod.”

For­mer Demo­cratic As­sem­bly Speaker Bar­bara Buck­ley, who is co-chair­ing the tran­si­tion team for Gov.-elect Steve Siso­lak, also is part of Ford’s tran­si­tion team. Ford, who was elected to state Se­nate Dis­trict 11 in 2012, de­feated Wes Dun­can on Nov. 6 to re­place Adam Lax­alt as at­tor­ney gen­eral, a Repub­li­can who lost his bid for gov­er­nor. Be­low are the other mem­bers:

■ Amy Ay­oub, sex traf­fick­ing survivor ad­vo­cate.

■ Chair­man Ar­lan Me­len­dez, Reno-Sparks In­dian Colony chief.

■ Bai­ley Bor­tolin, Ne­vada Coali­tion of Le­gal Ser­vice Providers pol­icy di­rec­tor.

■ Ja­son Soto, Reno Po­lice Depart­ment chief.

■ Dave Kal­las, re­tired Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Depart­ment de­tec­tive.

■ Geo­conda Ar­guello-Kline, Culi­nary Lo­cal 226 sec­re­tary-trea­surer.

■ Jenny No­ble, Washoe County chief deputy dis­trict at­tor­ney.

■ Jes­sica Adair, Ford’s cam­paign man­ager.

■ John J. Piro, chief deputy Clark County pub­lic de­fender.

■ John Jones Jr., Clark County chief deputy dis­trict at­tor­ney.

■ Mark Jack­son, Dou­glas County dis­trict at­tor­ney.

■ Mike Yarter, North Las Ve­gas po­lice de­tec­tive.

■ Sean Sul­li­van, Washoe County deputy pub­lic de­fender.

■ Rachel Anderson, law pro­fes­sor at UNLV Boyd School of Law.

■ Vida Lin, Asian Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil pres­i­dent.

■ Ze­lalem Bo­gale, Washoe County deputy dis­trict at­tor­ney.

Aaron Ford

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