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What Really Happens During A Gubernatorial Transition?

01/06/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Outgoing Governor Howard Dean with then Governor-elect Jim Douglas, January 2003.
A lot of work goes on behind the scenes between Election Day and the inauguration of a new governor. Much of it is done by the governor-elect's transition team. We get an insider's view of the preparations, pitfalls and the eventual hand-off of power from Liz Bankowski who has been on the transition teams for Madeleine Kunin, Peter Shumlin and President Bill Clinton.

Plus, State Archivist Gregory Sanford takes us through a bit of the state's inaugural address history, looking at their importance and function. Sanford says that the inauguration is really the moment of transition from candidate to leader. 





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Howard Dean, Phil Hoff, Madeleine Kunin, Jim Douglas, Tom Salmon and Ray Keyser at Douglas's inauguration, January 2003.


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