The head of the Washington State Republican Party says she’s being considered for a job working for President-elect Donald Trump, but she won’t say what it is.
Susan Hutchison, who has chaired the state’s GOP since 2013, said Thursday she was “being considered for a role” in the Trump administration, but that talks were too preliminary to discuss details.
“I wouldn’t even venture to say what category it would fall in,” Hutchison said of her potential role, noting the incoming president still is grappling with high-level appointments, such as who will be secretary of State.
Hutchison said she was in Washington, D.C., last weekend, but wouldn’t confirm whether she spoke with Trump or met with his transition team.
“I had some interesting conversations, yes,” she said, while declining to name who was involved.
Hutchison made similar comments about a potential role in the Trump administration during a Thursday appearance on Seattle public radio station KUOW.
Hutchison spent much of her career in TV news, including about 20 years at KIRO-TV in Seattle. She ran unsuccessfully for King County executive in 2009.
Though at one point a few Republican delegates sought to block Trump’s nomination, Hutchison encouraged members of the GOP to unite behind him leading up to the party’s national convention in July.
Because nothing has been finalized with Trump’s administration, Hutchison said she was proceeding with plans to run for re-election as state party chairman in January.
The election for Washington’s GOP leader is to take place after Trump’s inauguration, she said.