Governor-elect Steve Sisolak has announced that Michelle White will lead the Sisolak transition team as Executive Director.

White was the Nevada State Director of For Our Future during the 2018 election cycle and Deputy State Director of Hillary for Nevada. She also served as Executive Director to the State Senate Democratic Caucus and as senior advisor to legislative leadership across multiple sessions.

“I am proud to announce that Michelle White will be joining my transition team as Executive Director,” said Governor-elect Steve Sisolak. “Michelle’s strong record of leadership and her tireless advocacy on behalf of Nevada families makes her a valuable addition to my team. I am excited to welcome her aboard and to work with her as I build my administration.” 

“I am thrilled to lead Governor-elect Steve Sisolak’s transition team,” said Michelle White. “Governor-elect Sisolak’s message of working to build a state where every family has the opportunity to succeed resonated across Nevada. I am proud to stand with him and the transition team as he builds an administration that will fight for Nevada families every day.”

The Sisolak transition team also announced the hiring of Francisco Morales and Christina Amestoy as Deputy Directors of the transition team. Both Morales and Amestoy served as senior staff on the Sisolak campaign as Political Director and Communications Director respectively. 

The full transition advisory committee will be announced in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Sisolak says he will keep his post on the Clark County Commission until shortly before he is sworn in as Nevada's next governor, when he'll be in a position to appoint his own replacement to the commission.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that if Sisolak resigned earlier, outgoing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval would be tasked with picking Sisolak's successor.

Sisolak's spokeswoman Christina Amestoy says the Democrat will stay on through the end of 2018 chairing the commission overseeing the Las Vegas Strip and the majority of the state's population.

Sisolak won 49% of the vote earlier this month to defeat Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Sisolak has served on the county commission since 2009.

His replacement must be a Democrat who lives in his commission district, which covers parts of Henderson and south Las Vegas.

(Sisolak's office, The Associated Press contributed to this report.)