President Obama will name Katherine Archuleta as his choice to head the Office of Personnel Management, White House officials said Thursday.
Archuleta previously worked as the Obama campaign’s national political director. She also served as chief of staff for former Labor secretary Hilda Solis and worked as a staffer for former Denver Mayor Federico Pena, according to In the Loop.
Archuleta will become the second Hispanic nominee for a political appointment within the administration during Obama’s second term. The president has also tapped U.S. assistant attorney general Thomas Perez to become labor secretary.
Both of Obama’s first-term Hispanic appointees, Solis and former Interior secretary Ken Salazar, have left their positions.
Republicans have fiercely resisted Perez’s nomination, casting doubt on his fate as a potential Cabinet member. Last week, the nominee cleared a minor confirmation hurdle as a Senate committee cleared him — in a strictly party line vote – for consideration by the full Senate.
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