Senator-elect Mark Kelly names team, in temporary DC office

Posted at 9:35 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 23:35:26-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has been assigned temporary office space in Washington and has named a transition team as he awaits formal swearing in as a U.S. senator representing Arizona.

Kelly won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain.

Arizona will send two Democrats to the Senate for the first time in nearly 70 years when Kelly joins Kyrsten Sinema in Washington.

Kelly announced the bipartisan transition team on Monday as he prepares to take office as soon as Nov. 30.

The team is made up of leaders with expertise on key issues like defense, water, education, public health and tribal communities.