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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

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

Earlier today, the Vice President and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 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 Charlie Crist (R-FL)
  • Governor Dave Freudenthal (D-WY)
  • Governor Bob Riley (R-AL)
  • Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO)


  • Mayor Greg Ballard (R-Indianapolis, IN)
  • Mayor Cory Booker (D- Newark, NJ)
  • Mayor David Cicilline (D-Providence, RI)
  • Mayor John DeStefano (D-New Haven, CT)
  • County Commissioner Lenny Eliason (D-Athens County, OH)