Fallin's office says Trump role won't interfere with job

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in Trump Tower

The other new vice chairs appointed to the transition team with Reed are: Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, Kathleen Troia McFarland, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington; and U.S. Sen.

"Since the election, Trump's tone has gone from candidate to President-elect status, and that is a positive growth and transition", Reed said.

"We care about the future of our country, the people who live here, especially those across our region", Reed said. "We are glad to serve alongside those on the team and look forward to getting to work".

"What Donald Trump is bringing into the mix is outside, private based individuals who have been very successful in their own lives", Reed said in a conference call with reporters Thursday morning.

The congressman, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, was named to the presidential transition team on Tuesday. Collins was the first member of Congress to publicly endorse Trump. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, Tom Reed of NY, U.S. Sen. Ben Carson; New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Ret. USA; Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; and Reps.

The governor's recent selection to serve as a vice chair on the Trump-Pence presidential transition committee will not interfere with her gubernatorial duties. Tim Scott of SC, and Kathleen Troia McFarland, Trump's incoming deputy national security adviser.

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