New President, New Cabinet: Oklahomans could be chosen for Trump's administration

Posted at 8:30 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 22:02:17-05

Oklahoma could play a key tole in the Trump presidency.

The Oklahoma Republican Party predicts Oklahomans could end up on the president's cabinet.

It says many Oklahomans have already served as advisors on Trump's campaign and they are hopeful some will be chosen to serve on his administration.

"We have several people that are highly qualified," Pam Pollard, chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party said.

Pollard believes two Oklahomans could be tapped to serve as energy secretary, those include Michael Ming who previously served as energy secretary for the state, as well as Continental Resources CEO, Harold Hamm.

"Someone who started out as driving a truck and now is one of the owners of one of the largest energy companies in the world, I think brings a tremendous amount of depth and experience," Pollard said.

And it's not just cabinet positions.

Pollard also thinks that U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and attorney Don Shandy may have a chance at a position with the Environmental Protection Agency.

And let's not forget about Gov. Mary Fallin, who Pollard says Trump may be interested in tapping for something in his administration.

"I know she is focused on Oklahoma, but we don't know what Mr. Trump is going to do," Pollard said.

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