AG-Elect McDaniel Names Transition Team, Chief of Staff

NOVEMBER 14, 2006 - Posted at 3:49 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorney General-Elect Dustin McDaniel of Jonesboro today announced his transition team of advisors to begin working with Attorney General Beebe's administration in hopes of ensuring a smooth transition as he takes office in January.

Melissa Moody, who chaired McDaniel's successful campaign for the office, will chair the transition team, and will also serve as his chief-of-staff in the AG's office.

"I'm excited about the transition and the team that I have assembled to make it happen," said McDaniel.  "Generals (Mark) Pryor and Beebe have put together a great organization over there.  I am looking forward to implementing my campaign commitment to protect our children from Internet predators and to help Arkansas's consumers deal with healthcare and insurance issues," McDaniel continued.

Other members of the transition team include:

-Senator Tracy Steele of North Little Rock.

-Bob Russell of Little Rock.  Russell is Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and former Chief Deputy AG to then-AG Pryor.

-Representative Bill Stovall of Quitman.

-Former state Senator Allen Gordon of Morrillton.

-Little Rock attorney Rick Ramsey.

-Sheridan attorney Justin Allen.

-State Senator Henry Wilkins of Pine Bluff.

-Randy Massanelli of North Little Rock.  Massanelli is the State Director to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.