POSTED: 6:52 p.m. HST, Nov 4, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 7:56 p.m. HST, Nov 4, 2010
Hawaii's next governor, Democrat Neil Abercrombie, is accepting applications to work in his administration.
Abercrombie said in his first news conference Thursday he will consider applicants from either political party to fill his Cabinet and other positions running the state government.
Abercrombie wants talented people who can work with diverse communities who are prepared to face Hawaii's political and financial challenges.
Applications are being accepted until Nov. 15 through Abercrombie's transition website. He aims to assemble his team as he prepares to be sworn into office Dec. 6.
Abercrombie says outgoing Republican Gov. Linda Lingle's administration has been working closely with his team for a quick transition.