The list of potential candidates being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for VA Secretary reported in the media is long and wide-ranging. Below is our most updated and comprehensive list (as of Monday, January 9). Stay tuned to @IAVA for all the latest on this important moment for the veterans community and all Americans.
Former TX Governor Rick Perry (recently named as Sec of Energy)
MT Representative Ryan Zinke (recently named as Sec of Interior)
Florida Businessman Luis Quinonez* (withdrew himself from consideration)
+Current VA Sec Bob McDonald has been recommended for consideration by over 30 of the nation’s leading veterans organization. But it has not been confirmed that he has spoken with or met with President-elect Trump.
*Indicates candidates who have never served in the military.