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Walz Starts Transition to Minnesota Governor after Big Win

Updated: November 09, 2018 04:46 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's Gov.-elect Tim Walz is kickstarting his transition to the state's top office.

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Walz defeated Republican Jeff Johnson in Tuesday's open race for governor. He visited the state Capitol Thursday with Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and his wife, Gwen Walz, to open a transition office.

There's plenty of work to do. The new governor will have to select an entire cabinet of commissioners and hire hundreds of employees. Walz and Flanagan say they're opening the process to the entire state by collecting resumes online.

Walz has already hired a top staffer to lead the transition as well as a chief of staff.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is leaving office after two terms. Walz is set to be sworn in Jan. 7.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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