Former Georgia Gov. Perdue top Trump candidate for Agriculture post

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is a leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary, the Trump transition team confirmed Monday with Fox News.

Trump, a Republican, has made eight of 17 Cabinet picks, with four remaining, including the Agriculture Department post.

Perdue being a top candidate was reported first by Politico.

The 70-year-old Perdue in November visited Trump Tower, where the president-elect has been conducting many of his interviews to fill Cabinet posts and other top jobs within his administration.

Perdue was the governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011.

Fox News' Serafin Gomez contributed to this report.