Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fallin named to transition team, leading pick for Interior Secretary?

It was announced today that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was named as a vice-chair of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team:
President-Elect Donald J. Trump Announces New Vice Chairs and Executive Committee Members Serving on Presidential Transition Team

(New York, NY) - President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team Mike Pence today announced the addition of new Vice Chairs, Executive Committee members, and key staff leadership who will join the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team.

Joining the distinguished group of Vice Chairs are Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland, Congressman Tom Reed and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Also joining the Executive Committee are: Congressman Sean Duffy, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Congressman Dennis Ross, Pastor Darrell Scott and Kiron Skinner.
Full list of the Trump transition vice-chairs and executive committee is here. Two of the other vice-chairs on the team have already been named to prominent posts -- Michael Flynn (National Security Advisor), Sen. Jeff Sessions (Attorney General) -- while several others are rumored to be in the running for other positions.

Along those lines, the rumor mill in D.C. is that Governor Fallin is the top choice for Secretary of the Interior: "Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's leading contender for interior secretary, three people close to Trump's transition team told POLITICO."

If Fallin is tapped for a Cabinet spot, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb will be elevated to fill out her term.


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