Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is responding to rumors of her potential appointment to the Biden Administration, saying she won't accept a role, if offered.
Earlier this month, rumors were circulating that President Joe Biden's White House was considering nominating Romero to the role of Deputy Secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Romero said she's staying in Tucson:
“Although it would be an honor to even be considered for such an important post, my heart is here in Tucson, and I love the job Tucsonans elected me to serve as Mayor of our beautiful city. I have communicated with the Biden-Harris Administration my intent to remain in my current position as Mayor, as well as my eagerness to work in partnership with their administration on issues important to Tucsonans.
We have an amazing opportunity to make progress on issues of local and national importance with a presidential administration that understands the importance of climate action, infrastructure investment, and job creation.”