Thursday, November 18, 2021

New Virginia Governor Uses Heritage Staff for Transition

Here is more from Politico:

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has tapped two staffers at the conservative Heritage Foundation for prominent transition roles as his nascent administration takes shape. Heritage President Kay Cole James, a George W. Bush-era Office of Personnel Management director who’s served in Virginia administrations as well, will serve as co-chair of Youngkin’s gubernatorial transition team. And Lindsey Burke, director of the Center for Education Policy at the foundation, will help outline Youngkin’s education agenda “to ensure K-12 schools are accountable to families,” Heritage said in a press release — a nod that comes after education, and attacks on critical race theory, took an outsize role in the election, championed in part by Heritage and others on the right.


The Heritage Foundation recently announced that Kay Cole James will be replaced as president by Kevin Roberts later in 2021.