Donald Trump Names Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

The agriculture position was the last cabinet post Trump needed to fill.

“I am proud and honored to be joining President-elect Trump’s administration as his Secretary of Agriculture,” Perdue said in a statement released by the Trump transition team today. “Beginning as a simple Georgia farm boy, making sure Americans who make their livelihood in the agriculture industry are thriving is near and dear to my heart, and I’m going to champion the concerns of American agriculture and work tirelessly to solve the issues facing our farm families in this new role.”

Perdue's nomination must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate.

Upon his inauguration in January 2003, he became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction.