WASHINGTON (CBS4) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has tapped Coloradan Ken Salazar — the former Senator and more recently Interior Secretary — to lead her White House transition team, which will oversee planning for a potential Clinton administration should she win in November.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar looks as Hillary Clinton signs Nuuk Agreement and the Agreement on a common SAR emergency at the meeting of the Arctic Council on May 12, 2011 in Nuuk. (credit: Ulrik Bang/AFP/Getty Images)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar looks as Hillary Clinton signs Nuuk Agreement and the Agreement on a common SAR emergency at the meeting of the Arctic Council on May 12, 2011 in Nuuk. (credit: Ulrik Bang/AFP/Getty Images)

Salazar will chair a team that also includes former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and longtime Clinton allies Neera Tanden and Maggie Williams.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead his transition efforts.

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a 2011 Cabinet meeting of President Barack Obama's in Washington (credit: Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images)

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a 2011 Cabinet meeting of President Barack Obama’s in Washington (credit: Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images)

By law, both nominees have access to offices in Washington and other resources to begin planning for their potential administrations.