Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Governor-elect announces transportation forums
Associated Press Nov 9, 2005
RICHMOND, Va. - Gov.-elect Tim Kaine will begin a series of five town-hall style forums within a week to map out the transportation plan for his administration.
Kaine, looking tired but beaming after an unexpectedly easy six percentage-point victory over Republican Jerry Kilgore, said this morning that the forums will be in Manassas, Roanoke, Bristol, Newport News and eastern Henrico County. The order in which the meetings will be scheduled and their dates have not been set.
Kaine also announced the leaders of his transition and inaugural committees. Two former Democratic Delegates, Glen Croshaw and Viola Baskerville, along with Kaine's campaign chairman, Larry Roberts, will lead the transition office. Two of his largest donors, clothing retailer Stuart Siegel and B-E-T Network co-founder Sheila Johnson of Middleburg, are co-chairs of his inaugural committee.