Republican Governor-elect Nikki Haley said she will announce transition team details on Monday, after spending the weekend with her family.
Haley provided no hints about who might lead the effort, but unveiled a new Web site to apply for administration jobs or send suggestions. Haley said she was looking for a chief-of-staff who understood her positions and the significance of her come-from-nowhere campaign.
“It has to be someone that understands where my core values are, understands what I want to accomplish,” Haley said. “And more than anything when you take on the underdog approach that we took, it has to be someone that understands that I have a great responsibility to deliver to the people of this state.
“We’re going to move aggressively on this.”
Part of those plans, she said, was creating a targeted Legislative agenda.
“I know what the people of this state want,” Haley said.
Haley said her two children would continue to attend their Lexington County schools, though the family would live at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia.
Haley spent the morning conducting national television interviews with NBC’s The Today Show, Fox News Channel and CNN. She spoke with the S.C. House Republican Caucus, before a lunchtime press event in Lexington. Haley and her husband, Michael, planned to pick the children up from school before heading to a S.C. Army National Guard event tonight.
The couple planned to take a short in-state vacation this weekend.
“It’s been a brutal 18 months,” Haley said. “Sitting on the couch with my husband and kids watching a movie sounds perfect.”
On the Web: HaleyTransition.org