US President Donald Trump has nominated Jovita Carranza to head the US Small Business Administration, which could become the first Hispanic woman in his Cabinet, the Treasury Department reported Friday.
"Congratulations to treasurer Jovita Carranza, selected by President Trump to head the Small Business Administration, who has played an incalculable role in the Treasury, promoting economic policies favorable to employment and the growth of the Administration," the Treasury said. Twitter
In the event that the Senate, with a Republican majority, ratifies its nomination, Carranza, born in the United States. In a family of Mexican origin, she will join Labor Secretary Alex Acosta as the only two Hispanic representatives of the Trump Executive.
The president said in a tweet on Thursday that Carranza "has been a great treasurer for the US"
"Jovita has been a great treasurer for the US and I really want her to join my Cabinet," said Trump.
Carranza, 69, has already worked as an assistant to the management of the US Small Business Administration. during the term of former President George W. Bush (2001-2009).
In 2016, she was among the possible candidates to become the US commercial representative, a position that Robert Lighthizer eventually occupied.
During Trump's election campaign, Carranza also served on the then-president's National Hispanic Advisory Council and ended up becoming a counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The Hispanic will replace in the direction of small businesses in the US. Linda McMahon, who will lead a conservative "super PAC" known as America First Action ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The "super PACs" are political action committees that can invest without limits in propaganda or favorable announcements to a candidate, but are strictly forbidden from making direct donations to political campaigns.