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Obama Picks LA Deputy Mayor For Environmental Post

Law360 (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- President-elect Barack Obama has reportedly tapped Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Nancy Sutley to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources, that Obama will soon announce that Sutley, who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries, has been picked for the post.

If she is selected, Sutley will be the first prominent gay member of Obama's administration. Sutley was a member of Clinton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender steering committee during the primaries.

Sutley is the deputy...
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