President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Seth Daniel Appleton to be HUD assistant secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Mr. Appleton currently serves as acting assistant secretary and general deputy assistant secretary at HUD’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. He previously served as a senior staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently as chief of staff for Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure in the House, Mr. Appleton focused on policy issues related to housing, financial services, small business, and agriculture, among other subjects. He earned a B.A. in history from Stanford University.