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Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release May 22, 1995


Vice President Gore today announced the appointment of Peggy C. Wilhide as his press secretary.

"I am pleased that Peggy has agreed to serve as my press secretary," the Vice President said. "She brings extensive experience to the job, including working on Capitol Hill and as a newspaper reporter. She comes highly recommended from all of the positions she has held, and I welcome her to my staff."

Wilhide leaves a job as the communications director for Sen. Charles Robb. "She certainly earned it. She'll make a great addition to his staff, and I couldn't be happier for her," Sen. Robb said.

Wilhide will serve in the Vice President's Communications Department reporting to Lorraine Voles, director of communications.

Wilhide also has served as the press secretary for Rep. Ben Erderich and the Browder for Congress campaign. She managed a congressional campaign in Alabama against a 27-year incumbent.

In addition to her Capitol Hill and campaign experience, Wilhide worked as a reporter for nearly four years, first at the Moultrie Observer in Georgia, then at the Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama. She has been the public relations director for the the Alabama Education Association and a public relations specialist for the National Education Association.

Wilhide is an alumna of Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism. She lives in Alexandria, Va.