Governor-Elect Rick Scott, joined by Lt. Governor-Elect Jennifer Carroll, today unveiled nine members of his Transition Advisory Committee that will help guide the Scott Administration through the next nine weeks leading to Inauguration Day.
In addition to the Transition Advisory Committee, Governor-elect Scott named Enu Mainigi Chair of the Transition Team, and named Mary Anne Carter Executive Director of the Transition Team.
Transition Advisory Committee Members
U.S. Senator George LeMieux
Representative Bill Galvano
Mayor Maurice Ferre
Senator Paula Dockery
Representative Mike Weinstein
Mayor Manny Marono
Governor-elect Scott also announced a new transition website set up to help recruit hardworking people committed to the goal of more jobs and less government, people who are naturally optimistic, energetic, and have integrity. You can visit the Governor-elect’s website at www.scotttransition.com.
New ideas on how to improve government service while cutting costs are also welcome and may be submitted via the website.
The transition team will be headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Below is biographical information for the executive directors and committee members:
Enu Mainigi is a partner with the law firm Williams and Connelly LLP in Washington, DC specializing in complex litigation. She has served as counsel and advisor to Rick for a number of years. She has been involved in Republican politics and was a senior staffer to former Senator Bob Dole’s presidential campaign.
Mary Anne Carter
Mary Anne Carter has served as an advisor to candidates and elected officials for more than 20 years. She oversaw all research and policy on the Scott For Florida campaign. Prior to the campaign, she served as Executive Director to Conservatives For Patients Rights.
Toni Jennings served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida between 2003 and 2006. Prior to that, Jennings served as a member of the Florida Senate for twenty years, which included two terms as Senate President from 1996-2000. She has, since 2007, been the chairman of the board of Jack Jennings & Sons, Inc., a family-owned construction business which provides general contractor, construction manager and design builder services.
Sen. George LeMieux
Throughout his career, Sen. LeMieux has demonstrated a consistent commitment to public service. He has been Florida’s Deputy Attorney General, chief of staff to the Governor and in September 2009, appointed to serve as Florida’s 34th United States Senator. George LeMieux is a native Floridian who was raised in Broward County.
Rep. Bill Galvano
Bill Galvano was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives, District 68, in 2002. Galvano serves as Chairman of the Rules and Calendar Council, Chairman of the Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review, Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care, Government Accountability Council, Joint Legislative Budge Commission and the Policy Council.
Mayor Maurice Ferre
Maurice Ferre is the former twelve year mayor of the City of Miami, elected in 1973 as the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city. Ferre also has served in the Florida Legislature, city and county commissions, the Miami Dade Expressway Authority and in three presidential appointments. Ferre was born in Puerto Rico USA and has been a resident of Miami since 1953. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, and is married to Mercedes Ferre. They are also blessed with six children.
Kathleen M. Shanahan
Kathleen M. Shanahan has served as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of WRScompass since 2005. Additionally, she has held the positions of chief of staff for Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chief of staff to Vice President-elect Dick Cheney, deputy secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency, special assistant to then Vice President George Bush, and staff assistant on President Reagan’s National Security Council.
Sen. Paula Dockery
Paula Dockery is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 15. Dockery has served Florida’s 15th District since 2002. Before that she served in the Florida House for 6 years. In both the House and Senate, she served as majority whip. Dockery earned her BA in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1983. She went on to receive her MA in Mass Communications from the University of Florida in 1987.
Rep. Mike Weinstein
Representative Mike Weinstein serves a a prosecutor and the Executive Director of the State Attorney’s Office. Weinstein is the former President of Take Stock in Children, President of the Jacksonville Superbowl Host Committee, and CFO for the city of Jacksonville. Weinstein earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hartwick college in New York, a Masters of Science from California State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He has also completed Doctoral Studies at Florida State University.
Mayor Manny Maroño
A prominent young leader in both Miami-Dade County and Florida politics, Manuel “Manny” Maroño is currently serving his second term as Mayor of the City of Sweetwater, where he was born and raised. Throughout his tenure as a strong mayor, he has successfully funded and implemented several social programs, capital improvements and environmentally-friendly initiatives that have drastically improved the quality of life in Sweetwater. Among Mayor Maroño’s distinguished board memberships are being elected as Second Vice-President of the Florida League of Cities, President of the Miami-Dade League of Cities, executive board member of the Beacon Council and founding board member of the Florida League of Mayors.
Sally Bradshaw has years of experience in Florida and national government and politics. She served as chief of staff to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and directed his first Transition. She has also served as Staff Director to the FL House Republicans and in the White House of former President George H.W. Bush. She is a former member of the Florida Board of Education.