Rauner transition team includes Bill Daley
CHICAGO (AP) – Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is naming a transition team of advisers that includes former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, a Democrat.
It also includes former Gov. Jim Edgar, Republican Congressman Aaron Schock and former Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard, another Democrat.
The Republican venture capitalist ousted Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in a close contest this week.
A Thursday news release says he’s naming more than two dozen individuals to the team, including the Rev. James Meeks from Chicago and Doug Oberhelman, the CEO of Caterpillar Inc.
Rauner named his running mate, Lt governor-elect Evelyn Sanguinetti, to head the team. They’ll help the transition into office on a range of issues.
Rauner says he’s chosen from a “broad range” of community, business, faith and political leaders.