(CNN) – Newly minted Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele announced his transition team Tuesday. The group is dominated by RNC members who backed the new leader during the election.
Steele also chose former rival Saul Anuzis, who endorsed him after withdrawing from the race, to be a part of the team. The group will start concentrating on gubernatorial and local elections right away, along with recruiting new candidates, building volunteer networks and forging relationships with local parties, according to a press release.
Co-chairs of Steele transition team include:
Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis
Mississippi National Committeeman Henry Barbour
Illinois National Committeeman Pat Brady
Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer
Michigan National Committeewoman Holly Hughes
Northern Mariana Islands National Committeeman Bo Palacios
California National Committeeman Shawn Steel
Maryland National Committeeman Joyce Tehres
Oregon GOP Chairman Bo Tiernan