President-elect Ronald Reagan has a congressional liaison team in place, headed by Tom Korologos, who was chief Senate lobbyist for the White House in the Ford administration.
Korologos, now a private lobbyist and consultant here, said the liaison team will arrange Reagan's visits to Capitol Hill, brief Reagan aides and funnel to the downtown Reagan staff any job requests members of Congress receive from their constituents and others.
While few of the holders of transition jobs can be certain what they'll be doing after inauguration day, Korologos said he expected many members of the liaison team to stay on in the same jobs.
Others on the liaison team:
As deputy director -- Paul Russo, who worked for Reagan when he was California governor and has worked for Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.). For Senate affairs -- Powell Moore, former aide to the late senator Richard B. Russell (D-Ga.) and onetime White House staff member in the Nixon-Ford era; Bill Kendall, former administrative assistant to Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. (R-Md.) and White House liaison to the Senate in the Ford administration; and Michele Laxalt, daughter of Sen. Paul D. Laxalt of Nevada. For House affairs -- Nancy Risque, formerly with the Republican National Committee; Charles Leppert of Procter & Gamble, House liaison in the Ford administration; Pat O'Donnell, son of the famous World War II general Rosie O'Donnell and Senate liaison for Ford; and Mike Bates, a former House staffer.
Also on hand as senior advisers are former GOP representatives Marvin Esch of Michigan and Dan Kuykendall of Tennessee. A two-man advisory committee -- Sen. Laxalt and Rep. Tom Evans (R-Del.) -- is working with the liaison team.
Laurence Silberman isn't running the CIA transition team anymore, having been replaced by former secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf II. But Silberman, former ambassador to Yugoslavia and deputy attorney general, cautioned against reading too much into this turn of events -- a broken foot, suffered in a fall down the stairs of his San Francisco home, is one reason he switched to a role as senior adviser to the transition team, he says. Silberman allowed that the old job was loaded with "complexities" that he declined to detail, however. He had no comment on a report that he left the CIA after he was barred from a Stansfield Turner briefing for Reagan.