WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTRK) --Ahead of his inauguration on January 20, President-elect Donald Trump has the gargantuan task of assembling his administration. Every POTUS is tasked with appointing thousands of staffers to fill out the Executive Branch, from cabinet-level secretaries to lower-level directors and associate directors.
Below is a list of contenders for several different cabinet positions, as confirmed by ABC News. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee an appointment; rather, this is a confirmed list of people who are being considered at this time.
CHIEF OF STAFF
SECRETARY OF STATE
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
Gen. Michael Flynn
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY
Dr. Ben Carson