Abramson Not Interested in Obama Administration Job

by scrosby on January 5, 2009

With about two weeks to go before Inauguration Day, rumors have been swirling about Louisville’s mayor angling for a job in the Obama administration.

President-elect Barack Obama announced his selections for his cabinet position before leaving for a holiday vacation in Hawaii. But there are still lower-level positions open and some have wondered if Mayor Jerry Abramson has been contacted about those jobs.

Abramson jokes about his interest…

“I would have considered Secretary of Transportation, but that’s been filled. I would have considered Secretary of Energy, but that’s filled… no. I’m very happy right where I am,” says Abramson.

The mayor says he has not contacted the administration, nor has the administration contacted him about a job.

He jokingly adds, “I think they figured out I was for Hillary Clinton.”

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