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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Vice President Biden Hosts Conference Calls with Governors, Mayors and County Officials to Discuss Recovery Act Implementation

Earlier today, the Vice President hosted two conference calls with governors, mayors, and a county official from across the country to discuss implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The following elected officials participated:


  • Governor John E. Baldacci (D-ME)
  • Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH)


  • Mayor George Heartwell (D-Grand Rapids, MI) )
  • Mayor Lee Leffingwell (D-Austin, TX) )
  • Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D-Boston, MA))
  • Mayor Andy McKenzie (R-Wheeling, WV)
  • County Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich (R-Kenton County, KY)