Columbus native up for spot in Trump cabinet

Another man with Columbus ties is being considered for an upper-level spot in the Donald Trump administration.

Several news organizations are reporting that Forrest Lucas is one of the top contenders for Secretary of the Interior. Lucas grew up in Columbus, and started work as a truck driver before starting his own trucking company. In 1989 he got out of the trucking business and founded Lucas Oil Products. Lucas may be best known for his company’s sponsorship of the Indianapolis Colts stadium. The company reportedly paid $122 million over 20 years for the naming rights.

A report on says others in the running are Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., Sarah Pailin and former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.