Trump Town

Track White House Staff, Cabinet Members and Political Appointees Across the Government

This database was last updated in October 2019 and should only be used as a historical snapshot. There may be new information that is not included here.

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Search thousands of personnel records for Trump administration staffers. Some are old policy hands from conservative D.C. think tanks. Others have little-to-no government experience and come straight from the industries they are now tasked to regulate and oversee. Use this database to search for them by name, former employer and agency. | Related Story | Methodology: How We Created this Database | Reporting Recipe: How to Use the Data

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Are or were Lobbyists


Worked at Conservative Think Tanks


Worked for Trump Campaign Groups

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Appointee Categories

Task force

Deregulatory Task Force Members

An executive order charges these task forces to identify “costly, burdensome, outdated or unnecessary regulations for repeal or revision.”


Staffers With Ethics Waivers

Employees that have received formal exemptions from either federal conflict-of-interest rules or from President Trump's executive order on lobbying.


Special Government Employees

Experts, consultants and other advisers who serve in the federal government on a temporary basis and who can keep their private-sector jobs.

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Funding for the work of David Mora is provided by the Investigative Reporting Resource, the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia Journalism School.

Lilia Chang contributed software development. Jeremy Merrill and Derek Willis contributed data analysis from ProPublica’s Represent project. David Jeans compiled biographical information on political appointees, fact-checked our data analyses and worked on obtaining White House financial disclosures. Marina Affo, Alison Gregor, Nikhil Kuchibhotla and Leora Smith filed and catalogued Freedom of Information Act requests to federal agencies. Dozens of ProPublica journalists supplied guidance when developing Trump Town. Appointee photos are via LinkedIn or government agency websites.

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