Another potential agency pick is U.S. Rep. Tom Price. The former orthopedic surgeon could be an option for secretary of health and human services.
The Roswell Republican laughed at the possibility when asked about it Wednesday.
“I’m willing to serve wherever I can best serve my constituents in Georgia and the citizens of the country,” Price said.
There are also reasons to suggest Price might want to avoid the bureaucracy. His current position as House Budget chairman becomes an extra powerful one on Capitol Hill this year since he'll be front and center to the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. He's also been listed as a potential candidate for governor in 2018.
Other Georgians who could also find themselves in non-Cabinet positions in Washington include Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr., one of Georgia's first elected officials to endorse Trump. McDonald would not be out of place in as an appointee to the wonky but powerful Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Dunwoody jeweler and former Gwinnett County GOP chairman
could also play a bigger role with the Republican National Committee. Ditto for lawyer
Finally, Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees also includes a Georgia jurist: state Supreme Court Justice