PHOENIX - The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's nomination of Jeff DeWit to be chief financial officer of NASA by unanimous consent Wednesday - ending DeWit's tenure as Arizona State Treasurer.

DeWit served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Trump's presidential campaign.

DeWit is a first-term Republican and state law requires that the replacement appointed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey be of the same party.

Announced candidates for the Republican nomination for the office include state Sen. Kimberly Yee and Tom Forese, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission.