America’s Electric Co-ops Welcome Selection of Sam Clovis to Lead Agriculture Department ‘Beachhead’ Team

ARLINGTON, Va. — National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today welcomed the selection of Sam Clovis to take the reins of the Trump administration’s transition efforts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“Sam Clovis is an excellent choice to ensure that the USDA gets off to a strong start under the new administration,” said Matheson. “NRECA and several of our co-op members met with Sam during the campaign and were extremely impressed with his breadth of knowledge of rural and agricultural issues and policy. And as an electric co-op member-owner himself, he has a first-hand understanding of our members and the critical issues they face.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.