Two weeks after resoundingly winning his first term as governor, Brad Little is beginning his transition in earnest.
Little is taking applications for positions ranging from assistants to cabinet secretaries.
His transition team is made up of 16 leaders in business, education and politics, including former Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and former First Lady of Idaho, Vicki Risch.
That group will help vet and hire people for critical positions within state government. Little says he’s committed to hiring or appointing a diverse team, which could include those with no experience in public service.
“We want the best people, but that’s part of the process. We want people that maybe have never served in government that’ll bring some of that diversity to it.”
That diversity could even trickle into picking someone from outside the Republican Party.
“Last time I checked I’m governor of the whole state of Idaho and even Democrats count.”
Little says he hopes to have most of the critical positions filled by Christmas. Applications can be hand delivered, mailed or sent electronically. Little will officially take office in January.
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