TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 11, 2016

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Brentwood, has been named a member of the presidential transition team, which will assist President-elect Donald Trump and his staff with transition tasks. Blackburn has been a strong supporter of Trump for months, often appearing on national television as his surrogate. Another Tennessean, former Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, also has been named to the Trump team. He will be director of presidential appointments. Finally, speculation has been rampant that U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Chattanoogan, could be named secretary of state. The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal have more on these moves.