Leavitt Optimistic After Hearing, Makes Transition Plans

Leavitt Optimistic After Hearing, Makes Transition Plans

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Governor Leavitt's ready to head off to Washington if he gets the call.

Governor Mike Leavitt says he has a transition plan ready should the Senate confirm him to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Leavitt expressed confidence yesterday about the process but says right now the decision's out of his hands.

Meanwhile, Leavitt and his staff have formed a 'transition module' that is ready should he win confirmation.

The process would take about a week, and include some wrap-up activities that would need to be completed before a ceremony shifts power to Lieutenant Governor Olene Walker.

Leavitt says he is maintaining focus on being governor in the meantime and will enjoy being governor if he isn't confirmed.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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