Rep. Congressman Tom Reed, who represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District, has been selected to be a vice chair for President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.
“We care about the future of our country, the people who live here, especially those across our region,” Reed said. “This opportunity is both honoring and humbling and is a chance to make our country stronger and more prosperous. I’m looking forward being a positive voice in this process and will continue to put the needs of our region first.”
His responsibilities will include helping make decisions regarding the Trump administration’s staff in the White House and helping set policy priorities for the first term.
Although Reed currently resides in Corning, he plans move to Washington, D.C. in the future.
“As we get closer to inauguration, there is going to be a natural, physical relocation to Washington that I would envision,” Reed said. “But, we can serve in this capacity. Mike Pence is up here on a regular basis. We have direct communication and conference calls with the transition team. So, we’re suited wherever we need to go in order to get the job done, and that’s to build the new administration from the ground up and really get the best people in the best position to advance the American agenda.”