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Contenders for senior jobs in Trump's administration
December 9, 2016 / 7:38 PM / in 10 months

Contenders for senior jobs in Trump's administration

(Reuters) - The following are people mentioned as contenders for senior roles as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump works to form his administration before taking office on Jan. 20, according to Reuters sources and media reports.

Trump has already named a number of people for other top jobs in his administration.

SECRETARY OF STATE

* Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor

* Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City

* Bob Corker, Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

* David Petraeus, retired general and former CIA director who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information that he shared with his biographer, who also was his mistress

* Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama; ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012

* James Stavridis, retired Navy admiral

* John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney

* Rex Tillerson, president and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp

* Joe Manchin, Democratic U.S. senator for West Virginia

* Dana Rohrabacher, Republican U.S. representative of California and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

* Alan Mulally, former CEO at Ford Motor Co and former executive vice president at Boeing Co

ENERGY SECRETARY

* Kevin Cramer, Republican U.S. representative from North Dakota

* Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors

* Heidi Heitkamp, Democratic U.S. senator from North Dakota

* Joe Manchin, Democratic U.S. senator from West Virginia

* Larry Nichols, co-founder of Devon Energy Corp

* James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush

* Rick Perry, Republican former Texas governor

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

* Navy Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency

* Ronald Burgess, retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief

* Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

* Pete Hoekstra, Republican former U.S. representative from Michigan

* Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

* Debra Wong Yang, a former U.S. attorney who was appointed by former President George W. Bush

* Ralph Ferrara, a securities attorney at law firm Proskauer Rose LLP

* Paul Atkins, a former SEC commissioner who heads Trump’s transition team for independent financial regulatory agencies

* Daniel Gallagher, Republican former SEC commissioner

FEDERAL RESERVE VICE CHAIRMAN FOR BANK OVERSIGHT

* John Allison, a former CEO of regional bank BB&T Corp and former head of the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank

* Paul Atkins, former SEC commissioner

* Thomas Hoenig, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp vice chairman and former head of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank

U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

* Dan DiMicco, former CEO of steel producer Nucor Corp

* Robert Lighthizer, former deputy U.S. trade representative during the Reagan administration

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

* Mick Mulvaney, Republican U.S. representative from South Carolina

* David Malpass, former chief economist with investment bank Bear Stearns and a senior Trump adviser

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

* Rick Perry, former Texas governor

* Chuck Conner, a former acting secretary of the U.S. Agriculture Department and current head of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

* Tim Huelskamp, Republican U.S. representative from Kansas

* Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner

* Sonny Perdue, former Georgia governor

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

* Scott Brown, former Republican U.S. senator from Massachusetts

* Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor

* Jeff Miller, former Republican U.S. representative from Florida who was chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

* Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a hedge fund partner and former FDA deputy commissioner under former Republican President George W. Bush

* Jim O’Neill, a Silicon Valley investor who previously served in the Department of Health and Human Services, also under Bush

SUPREME COURT VACANCY

The Trump transition team confirmed the president-elect would choose from a list of 21 names he drew up during his campaign, including Republican U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah and William Pryor, a federal judge with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Reporting by Washington newsroom; Editing by Richard Chang and Bill Trott

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