Incoming Attorney General Aaron Ford has announced members of his 19-person transition team, which will be chaired by two past Democratic attorneys general, former Sen. Richard Bryan and Frankie Sue Del Papa.
The two former office-holders will help Ford, the state Senate Majority Leader, as he transitions into the attorney general’s office held for the last four years by Republican Adam Laxalt. Ford won a close race against a former top Laxalt deputy, Wes Duncan, in the 2018 election.
The 19-person transition team also includes various law enforcement officials including Reno Police Chief Jason Soto, former Southern Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriffs president Dave Kallas and North Las Vegas Police Officers Association president Mike Yarter.
The team is also comprised of various legal professionals, including individual representatives from the Washoe County and Clark County District Attorney’s offices, John Piro from the Clark County Public Defender’s office and Douglas County district attorney Mark Jackson.
Other members of the transition team include sex trafficking survivor advocate Amy Ayoub; Reno Sparks Indian Colony Chair Arlan Melendez; Nevada Coalition of Legal Service Providers policy director Bailey Bortolin; Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada director Barbara Buckley; Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline; Ford’s campaign manager Jessica Adair; William S. Boyd School of Law professor Rachel Anderson; and Asian Community Development Council President Vida Lin.
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