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Trump to name Perdue as agriculture secretary

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue selected by President-Elect Donald Trump for nomination to serve as Secretary of the Agriculture, according to multiple media sources – In January 2003, Perdue became the “… first Republican to serve as Georgia’s governor since 1872. Governor Perdue won reelection by an overwhelming margin in November 2006. As governor, Perdue focused on improving education, providing better access to health care, creating quality jobs for Georgians, and increasing resources for stronger, safer communities …” – The official announcement is expected on the morning of January 19, 2017.

Web site: Source: January 18, 2017 Reuters news story, titled “Trump to name ex-Georgia Governor Perdue as agriculture secretary”, posted at
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-perdue-idUSKBN153048

A January 18, 2017 Fox News Story, titled “Trump to nominate Perdue as agriculture secretary, rounding out Cabinet”, is posted at
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/18/trump-to-nominate-perdue-as-agriculture-secretary-nominee-rounding-out-cabinet.html

A brief biography of Sonny Perdue is available at
http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_georgia/col2-content/main-content-list/title_perdue_sonny.default.html

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