DALLAS - Some high-profile Texans are updating their resumes in hopes of landing a job in Donald Trump's administration. Patrick Svitek writes for the Texas Tribune. He's got his own short list.
Svitek believes former Gov. Rick Perry is on the list of potential cabinet members. Perry endorsed Trump after dropping out of the presidential race and is open to the idea of moving to Washington. Trump has also said he is open to the idea of Perry serving in a high-level role, possibly dealing with veterans issues or agricultural issues.
"I fully expect Gov. Perry to be in that position. I don't know what position they will offer him. He would obviously be terrific with the vets," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick added.
Patrick himself served as the Texas chairman of Trump's campaign during the general election and may have been one of his biggest supporters in Texas. But, he said he is not interested in moving to Washington and has told the Trump transition team that.
Patrick also believes Austin-area Congrressman Michael McCaul may be asked to assume a high-profile role in the Department of Homeland Security.
North Texas Congressman Jeb Hensarling chairs the House Financial Services Committee. He has always been a friend of Vice President-elect Mike Pence and is being considered for Treasury Secretary. He could also be a strong connection between the Trump administration and the House Republican caucus, Svitek said.
Some other names that have been mentioned include Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, Garland Tea Party activist Katrina Piersonand Andy Beal, who is the founder of the Dallas-based Beal Bank.
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