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Mayor-elect Anthony Williams Names Transition Team
Mayor-Elect Anthony Williams announced today that Marion Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Childrens Defense Fund, will serve as the general chair of his transition team. Mr. Williams also tapped Franklin Raines, CEO and chairman-elect of Fannie Man and the Honorable Bob Dole to serve as honorary chairs of the transition.
I have enormous respect for Marian Wright Edelman and the work she is doing on behalf of our children, said Mr. Williams. Im very pleased she has agreed to work with the Williams Administration during this time of transition.
Mr. Williams also spoke about the importance of involving nationally respected leaders such as Mr. Raines and Mr. Dole. My administration is committed to bringing new involvement and investment in our city as well as building on the commitment many people have made to the District. Mr. Raines and Mr. Dole represent the breadth of potential support that is available to our city.
Also serving in a leadership capacity is a group of co-chairs who will represent the broad-based support Mr. Williams built during the election. It includes local and national business leaders, community advocates and activists, nonprofits, religious leaders and members of the Draft Williams committee.
The co-chairs of the transition will work with teams in a number of areas of concern to develop recommendations on actions that will allow the Williams Administration to hit the ground running when we take office in January.
Mr. Williams outlined the structure for the transition and announced that Warren Graves, former Williams for Mayor campaign manager, will be the Transition staff director.
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