THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DEBORAH K. KILMER AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR LEGISLATIVE AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Deborah K. Kilmer as Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce.
Ms. Deborah K. Kilmer, of Nampa, Idaho, a long time senior advisor to Governor Lawton Chiles, was Director of the State of Florida Washington Office where she served as the Governor's Appointed Liaison between the Governor's Office, State agencies and Legislature, the Federal Administration, and Congress. She previously had worked as a Legislative Assistant for then-U.S. Senator Chiles and for U.S. Senator Frank Church and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Ms. Kilmer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Marylhurst College in Lake Oswego, Oregon and attended George Washington University in Washington, DC, and World Campus Afloat which is affiliated with Chapman College in Orange, California.
The Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs serves as the principal point of contact for the Secretary of Commerce and be responsible for the Department of Commerce's relationship with the Congress in fostering the Department's Legislative Agenda. The Assistant Secretary also serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary on the Department's association with state, county and local officials.