Blackburn becomes 2nd Tennessean on Trump transition team

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood is among those named Friday to serve on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Another Tennessean, former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, is already serving as chief of the Trump team reviewing prospective presidential appointees.

Blackburn, an outspoken advocate for Trump during the campaign, was among those added to the transition team as part of move that included the president-elect naming Vice President-elect Mike Pence, to head the transition group, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Politico story HERE, which includes a list of Blackburn and other new appointees.)

Hagerty, who served as ECD commissioner from 2011-2014 has has previously been active in the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney, was interviewed by the Tennessean last week on his role, likening the task as “a 2-trillion-dollar takeover” in the merger and acquisitions world and declared his business background prepared him for the effort.

 “It’s all about building a team at the end of the day, and those skills translate into what we’re doing right now,” he said. “Certainly at the beginning, we’ve put together a process that I’m very optimistic is going to deliver a great team for the United States.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *