The first steps for the new administration were announced in Harrisburg on Wednesday, as Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-elect Austin Davis shared their plans.
The duo unveiled a transition website that will serve as the central location for people to apply for roles in the transition and administration, restating their commitment to building an team that represents the entire Commonwealth and brings Pennsylvanians together.
“Throughout our campaign, we built a historic coalition of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to defeat extremism and defend real freedom – and now it’s our responsibility to build an administration to meet this moment and move our Commonwealth forward,” said Shapiro. “We are going to assemble a talented, hard working, capable administration – one that looks like Pennsylvania and is ready to go to work on day one. For anyone who is willing to take off the red jersey or the blue jersey, and put on the Pennsylvania jersey, I invite you to join our team.”
“I believe the people closest to the pain should be closest to the power, and that’s why Josh and I are committed to building an administration that represents our entire Commonwealth,” said Davis. “From working class communities like McKeesport to neighborhoods in West Philadelphia, folks all across Pennsylvania are facing real challenges right now – and our administration will be ready to get to work on day one.”
Shapiro and Davis are encouraging Pennsylvanians of all backgrounds and political perspectives to apply for roles in the Shapiro-Davis Transition and Administration by visiting www.shapirodavis.org. This website will serve as the central location for people to apply for roles in the Transition and the Shapiro-Davis Administration, as well as to learn more about Governor-Elect Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor-Elect Davis, and how to participate in the upcoming inauguration.
Prior to Thanksgiving, the pair will announce leaders of the transition process as well as a Leadership Board that will take a leading role in advising the transition into the Shapiro-Davis administration.
Key roles that were announced on Wednesday include Akbar Hossain as the executive director of the transition; Amanda Warren as executive director of the inauguration; and Manuel Bonder as the Director of Communications for the transition and the inauguration.