Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett names transition team

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2015)– Mayor-Elect Joe Hogsett announced his transition team Friday. The team includes a few of Indianapolis’ recognizable people, and gives hints about what direction the incoming mayor will take his administration.

The first three appointed to his team include Congressman Andre Carson, former Lieutenant Governor Kathy Davis and Indianapolis Chamber President Michael Huber. Hogsett has worked with Davis in the past, and says he regards Carson as a friend and trusted advisor. Huber worked in the Ballard administration as deputy mayor of economic development.

“Indiana deserves an administration that continues to be forward thinking, and which reflects the rich diversity of our city,” said Hogsett. “I am humbled to have transition co-chairs that are certainly up to that task.”

More the transition team will be named in the next week. The focus of the transition team, Hogsett said, is to create plans to try and eliminate violent crime, strengthen local schools and invest in neighborhood development.

“As your transition develops over the next coming weeks, I’m confident our neighbors will be well-served by the wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience possessed by these three community leaders and many others like them,” said Hogsett.

The team says they will also create an online web-portal to connect with the community during the transition.

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