South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley told The Associated Press on Friday that her husband and one of her former GOP opponents are among 14 executive committee members of her transition team.
Soon-to-be First Gentleman Michael Haley and Attorney General Henry McMaster join public and private sector leaders on the team to help Haley take over from Gov. Mark Sanford in January.
Haley planned to announce all of the committee members during a meeting later Friday in the Governor's Conference Room at the Statehouse complex in Columbia.
Haley has previously announced that David Wilkins, South Carolina's former House speaker and former U.S. ambassador to Canada, is running her transition team. On Friday, Haley said Sticky Fingers restaurant co-founder and former Sanford aide Chad Walldorf would serve as the committee's vice chairman.
Since 2007, 1st Lt. Michael Haley has worked full-time as a National Guard Equal Employment manager and is an officer in the Medical Services Corps, according to the state National Guard. McMaster, who has served two terms as South Carolina's top prosecutor, came in third to Haley in the GOP gubernatorial primary.