Syracuse-area Congressman-elect John Katko is heading to Washington, D.C. today to begin a week-long orientation session for freshman lawmakers.
The Republican has named a 12-member transition team, which includes former GOP Rep. Jim Walsh.
The team will hire staff and create an agenda for Katko’s first 100 days in office. The transition committee draws from the public and private sector, including Ryan McMahon, chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature, former House of Representatives staff members and a personnel recruiter.
The 24th Congressional District seat will be the first elected office John Katko has held.
The former U.S. prosecutor defeated incumbent Democrat Dan Maffei by a 20-point margin on Election Day. Katko will be sworn-in with the rest of the House of Representatives in January.