National Journal speculates on which names would be in play for those positions.
They say Mike Leavitt would be a top choice for Chief of Staff.
At the top of any list of possible chiefs of staff for a President Romney would have to be Mike Leavitt, the former Utah governor who is heading Romney's transition team. Leavitt was the secretary of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush administration, as well as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He now heads a consultancy that specializes in health care, and he is in Romney's inner circle. With that expertise, Leavitt could be particularly helpful if Romney wants to repeal health care reform and transform the Medicare program.
Other Utahns who could be moving to Washington:
- Leavitt for Health and Human Services Secretary
- Jon Huntsman, Secretary of State
- Sen. Mike Lee, Attorney General
- Michel McConnell, Supreme Court