Governor Mike Pence and Governor-elect Eric Holcomb will hold a cabinet meeting this morning in the governor’s office. In addition to assisting in the transition in the Statehouse, the vice president-elect was last week named chair of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.
Pence succeeds New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has led the group since May. The team also includes family members and campaign surrogates.
Christie will remain a vice chair on the team’s executive committee, which also includes former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama).
Trump says "together this outstanding group of advisors, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will build on the initial work done under the leadership of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help prepare a transformative government ready to lead from day one. The mission of our team will be clear: put together the most highly qualified group of successful leaders who will be able to implement our change agenda in Washington. Together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation – specifically jobs, security and opportunity."
The other members of the executive committee:
- Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania)
- Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)
- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
- Congressman Chris Collins (R-New York)
- Jared Kushner
- Congressman Tom Marino (R-Pennsylvania)
- Rebekah Mercer
- Steven Mnuchin
- Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California)
- Anthony Scaramucci
- Peter Thiel
- Donald Trump Jr.
- Eric Trump
- Ivanka Trump
- RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
- Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon
Sessions’ Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn will executive director with a full slate of staffers and advisors focused on preparing the administration for the January 20th transfer of power.