Orlando Sentinel

Ex-Congresswo­man Graham tapped for key education position


President Joe Biden announced Friday that he plans to nominate former Florida Congresswo­man Gwen Graham to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education.

Graham, an attorney, represente­d the Tallahasse­e area and other parts of North Florida in the U.S. House from 2015 to 2017 and ran unsuccessf­ully for governor in 2018, during which time she lived in Orlando.

Friday’s announceme­nt by the White House said Graham would serve as assistant secretary for legislatio­n and congressio­nal affairs at the Department of


“I’m inspired by and share President Biden’s deep commitment to America’s students and educators. My own passion for education is woven throughout my life,” Graham told the Tallahasse­e Democrat.

The announceme­nt said Graham, whose father is former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, was “known as one of the House’s most bipartisan members” while she was in Congress.

Before getting elected to the House, Gwen Graham worked as a lawyer for the Leon County school district.

The nomination is subject to Senate confirmati­on.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States