Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich, who announced he would use Twitter to promote his candidacy, has signed on as a spokesman for President Donald Trump’s transition team.
Kasich, a Republican who has served in the Ohio legislature since 2007, was also the primary spokesperson for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The announcement comes just days after Trump tapped him as his new White House communications director.
Trump tweeted Thursday that Kasich is a great candidate and a great leader.
“John is a proven dealmaker, and he will bring tremendous experience and proven leadership to the White House team,” Trump said in a statement.
Kasich is also a former New York City mayor and U.S. senator.
Kasich was also a senior adviser to former President George W. Bush and a top adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.
Kasich’s Twitter account has 1.6 million followers, more than any other governor in the nation.
The transition team said in February that Kasich would be the first Republican governor to use Twitter.
The Ohio governor’s Twitter page has a total of 3.6 billion followers.
Kasich has said he would work to help the new administration make it easier for Americans to get healthcare, create jobs and help the middle class.
Kasich did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.