Local Rep. Chris Collins to be part of Trump’s transition team

Chris Collins

(AP modified) — Among those who will serve on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team will be local Congressman Chris Collins.

Collins was the first member of the House to endorse Trump for President. He won reelection to Congress on Tuesday.

A representative for the congressman says Collins is “humbled and honored to serve on the prescient-elect’s transitional team.” Few details are known right now. Collins will learn more about the capacity in which he’ll be serving next week.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead Trump’s transition team, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Trump picked his transition chairman and other leaders on Friday. It’s his biggest staffing announcement since he won the election this week.

Christie will now serve as vice chairman. He’s joined on the executive committee by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

A statement says more than a dozen other people will also advise Trump on transition matters. They include some of Trump’s children, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and former Breitbart news executive Steve Bannon.

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