A spokesman for Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter says he is being considered as a possible candidate for Agriculture Secretary in the Trump Administration.
Otter’s press secretary Jon Hanian confirmed Thursday the Republican governor is currently being vetted by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Hanian added he did not have any further information about other candidates or a time-frame about when a decision would be made.
Otter, 74, served as Trump's honorary Idaho campaign chair during the last few months leading up to the election -- after originally endorsing GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
If selected, Otter would be the first agriculture secretary to be chosen from Idaho.
Otter was elected to a third term as governor in 2014, and has previously said that he would not run for a fourth term.
He was lieutenant governor for fourteen years before being elected to Congress in 2000.
(by Associated Press)