facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ray LaHood joins Axelrod's politics institute

July 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined former Obama adviser David Axelrod's Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

The program said Monday LaHood will sit on the institute's board of advisers, The Hill reported.

"With his long and distinguished career in public service, Secretary LaHood epitomizes a spirit of bipartisanship and ethics that undoubtedly will inspire our students," Axelrod said in a statement. "We are thrilled he will be joining our board of advisers to help us continue in our mission to raise up the next generation of leaders."

LaHood, a Republican, said he was excited to join the institute.

"Having answered the call of public service at an early age, I am excited to join the Institute of Politics in its mission to spark an interest in politics in young people," LaHood said in a statement.

Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx succeeded LaHood as transportation secretary.

LaHood was transportation secretary from 2009 until earlier this year. Before that he represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2009).

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback