WASHINGTON, D.C. - President-elect Donald Trump has appointed a second congressman from Upstate New York to a leadership post on his presidential transition team.

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, is among seven new vice chairs added to the transition team, Trump announced Tuesday night.

Reed was re-elected to a fourth term earlier this month in New York's 23rd Congressional District, which includes Ithaca and Tompkins County and stretches across Western New York.

During the presidential campaign, Reed was among Trump's earliest supporters from New York state. He was the second member of Congress from the state to endorse Trump after U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican from Western New York.

Trump appointed Collins on Nov. 11 to serve on the executive committee of the transition team. Collins was the first member of Congress to publicly endorse Trump.

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. Tim Scott, R-S.C.


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