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Report: Tillerson Will Be Nominated for Trump State Position

Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobile, is reported to be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for United States Secretary of State.

NBC News began reporting the story on Sunday morning, saying that two sources close to the Trump transition team confirmed that Tillerson will be Trump’s choice for the role. If selected, the role would be Tillerson’s first government experience.

It is also speculated that former United Nations Ambassador, John Bolton, will be paired with Tillerson, to serve as Deputy Secretary of State.

If nominated, Tillerson will be Trump’s first Texan nominated to the administration. Governor Rick Perry is also reportedly being considered for the role of Secretary of Energy, while Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is being considered for the role of Secretary of Agriculture.

Tillerson, a resident of Wichita Falls, has served as CEO of Exxon Mobile, since 2006. Tillerson has also served as President of the Boy Scouts of America. Tillerson is a graduate of the University of Texas.

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