Four accomplished women included in president-elect's diverse nominee slate
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The 2016 election and the candidacy of Donald J. Trump proved to be unlike any we had ever seen, and as President-elect Trump selects his Cabinet nominees it's clear that his presidency will be equally unique.
"President-elect Trump has interviewed an unprecedented number of diverse candidates for positions and chosen the best possible person for each job to live up to his promise to 'Make America Great Again,'" National Federation of Republican Women President Carrie Almond said today in a statement.
Included among those nominees, to date, are four accomplished women from across the country. They are:
- Department of Transportation Secretary - Elaine Chao, 63, from Kentucky, a member of the National Federation of Republican Women. Banking executive and first Asian Cabinet member, having served as Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush.
- Department of Education Secretary - Betsy DeVos, 58, from Michigan. Philanthropist and education activist, chair of the American Federation for Children.
- United Nations Ambassador - Gov. Nikki Haley, 44, from South Carolina. Elected first female governor of South Carolina in 2011, formerly served in the South Carolina House of Representatives 2005-2011.
- Small Business Administrator - Linda Marie McMahon, 68, from Connecticut. President and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Two Cabinet positions remain unfilled as the President-elect continues his careful selection process: USDA Secretary and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary.
"We are heartened and we are hopeful as we see the President-elect's nominations for Cabinet positions," Almond adds. "Each capable nominee possesses the appropriate skills and vision needed to get our country back on track."
"President-elect Trump has proven that thinking outside the box is a necessity to put Americans back on the road to success," Almond continued. "Just like the NFRW had to think outside the box with our 'Destination: White House' campaign and our nationwide bus tour throughout 2016." From Mother's Day in May 2016 through Election Day on Nov. 8, Almond traveled over 30,000 miles to 39 states on the red, white and blue RV nicknamed "Rosie," spending 189 days on the road and rallying tens of thousands of voters.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women (www.nfrw.org) is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation. The NFRW proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.