One of Central Georgia's own, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, said that if Donald Trump asks him to serve as his Secretary of Agriculture, he'll take it.

Perdue met with the President-elect Wednesday at Trump Towers in New York.

13WMAZ's Frank Malloy asked the Bonaire businessman about leaving his Georgia roots to head up to Washington.

"I'm really not looking forward to disrupting our lives again. We've got 14 grandchildren, many of them right around here, and we love them, and our families are very important to us, but this is a unique time. I believe, honestly, and I don't think this is hyperbole, but I believe this is one of the most consequential elections of my lifetime, and if I can help accomplish a mission, whether it's draining a swamp or making America great again, put me in, coach," said Perdue.

Perdue said he believes the President-elect wants to to fill his remaining cabinet slots pretty quickly.

The former governor also said Mr. Trump owes very few political IOUs since very few people expected him to win.


Former Gov. Sonny Perdue expects to hear in a few days whether he'll be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Perdue met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York.

Now he's back at his Bonaire home.

He told 13WMAZ's Randall Savage Thursday morning that his chat with Trump was good and productive.

Perdue said he talked about how he'd like to improve the nation's agriculture, including its dealings with other countries.

He said several other people were in on the meeting, and he called it a friendly discussion.

Perdue, who runs a farm and agribusiness in Bonaire was Georgia's governor from 2003 to 2011.