House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has been mentioned as a possible pick for Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But “serving in his Cabinet is not something I’ve indicated an interest in and it’s not something I am pursuing,” he said. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
President-elect Donald Trump's potential candidates for Treasury secretary are being praised for their business experience, while consumer advocates are probing their past investments and work on Wall Street.
Steve Moore, an economic adviser to Trump, said in an interview that Steve Mnuchin, the Republican's campaign finance chairman and a former Goldman Sachs executive, would be a front-runner for Treasury secretary. Other potential candidates could include billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chairman of a private equity firm, and Lawrence Kudlow, a CNBC commentator and former chief economist for Bear Stearns, according to Moore.