Phoenix, AZ – Today, Arizona Secretary of State-elect Michele Reagan announced Betsey Bayless will chair her transition team. Bayless, who has a public service career spanning forty years in Arizona, served as Arizona’s Secretary of State from 1997 to 2003.
“For many years, I have been a staunch supporter of Michele Reagan and I am proud to support her in this new role as Secretary of State. It is a giant leap from the Legislature to the Executive Branch and, if my past experience can help smooth that transition, I want to help. We will be conducting a statewide search for the best people to surround Michele to allow her to hit the ground running,” said Bayless.
The transition team which serves as an advisory board on personnel and operational decisions prior to Reagan’s official swearing in, is still being assembled and should be announced within the week.
“I’m very proud to have someone with such extensive knowledge and insight into the Secretary’s office. Betsey will provide valuable guidance to our team as we seek to ensure a seamless transition from one administration to the next,” said Reagan.