Former mayor on path to Obama sub-cabinet post

A former mayor from Ohio won positive reviews before a Senate committee considering his nomination to a sub-cabinet level post in the Obama Administration.
Associated Press
Dec 23, 2013

Former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week.

He’s been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Economic Development Administration.

According to The (Youngstown) Vindicator, committee members have until Jan. 4 to submit follow-up questions. That means any confirmation vote won’t come until early next year.

Williams served six years as mayor of Youngstown. He resigned in 2011 to lead the government’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers.