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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Governor Bev Perdue

As the first woman to serve as North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor and Governor, Bev Perdue has never been afraid to break barriers.  For over 25 years, she has fought for the people of the Tar Heel State – working to transform the state’s public schools, improve the health care system, protect and attract jobs for members of the military and their families, and create the jobs of the future.  Michelle and I want to congratulate Governor Perdue on her historic tenure, and we wish Bev and her family well in the future.