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Encyclopedia > Mary Peters (politician)
Mary Peters


Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 30, 2006
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Norman Mineta

Born December 4, 1948 (1948-12-04) (age 58)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political party Republican

Mary E. Peters (b. December 4, 1948) is the United States Secretary of Transportation. She is the second woman and first Arizonan to hold the position. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 465 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1452 × 1872 pixel, file size: 370 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seal of the United States Department of Transportation The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Norman Yoshio Mineta (born November 12, 1931) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. ... December 4th redirects here. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... December 4th redirects here. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the United States Department of Transportation The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...

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Early life

Mary Peters was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and earned her bachelor's degree in management from University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


Public service career

Mary Peters joined the Arizona Department of Transportation in 1985,and was appointed by Gov. Jane Dee Hull to serve as its director from 1998 to 2001. After George W. Bush was elected president, she left for Washington and started to work for the Federal Government as the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. She worked in that capacity until 2005. In 2006, President Bush appointed Peters as the Co-Vice Chairwoman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.[1] The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is an Arizona state government agency charged with facilitating mobility within the state. ... Categories: Stub | 1935 births | Governors of Arizona ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. ...


Arizona Gubernatorial election speculation

In 2005, there was speculation that Peters, who has said repeatedly that she always intended to be a candidate for governor, would run for that office in 2006. At the time she said that, while she believed she would have been a strong candidate, and was eligible to run despite having lived and registered to vote in Virginia, the issue would have been a distraction from the race.[2][3] This is a list of Governors of Arizona: See also Governors of Arizona Territory Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Arizona ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...


Private sector career

From November, 2005 until her confirmation as Transportation Secretary, Peters served as the Senior Vice President and National Director of Transportation Policy and Consulting in the Phoenix office of HDR, Inc., an Omaha, Nebraska-based architectural, engineering, and consulting firm. HDR Inc. ... Nickname: Motto: (Latin) Courageously in every enterprise Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D)  - City Clerk Buster Brown  - City Council District 1: Jim Suttle District 2: Frank Brown District 3: Jim Vokal District 4: Garry Gernandt (Council...


Transportation Secretary

On September 5, 2006, Bush nominated Peters to replace Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation. The nomination came as Congress returned from its recess and nearly two months after Mineta's July 7, 2006 resignation, since which time Maria Cino acted in the office.[4] Peters was confirmed on September 29, 2006 by the United States Senate.[5],[6] is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Norman Yoshio Mineta (born November 12, 1931) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Children can be found playing on playhouses such as this during recess. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria Cino Maria Cino is an American politician. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the...


Policies

Peters is an advocate of private investment in U.S. public roads and of user fees for building new highways. In an interview, Peters said that the National Highway System will run out of money by decade's end without substantial changes and, rather than raise taxes, some states are turning to toll roads already to fill gaps. In an interview on August 15, 2006, she said that riding a bike is not a form of transportation. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The National Highway System includes many significant roads besides Interstate Highways Note: This article was adapted from public domain Federal Highway Administration web sites. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ...


"You just can't depend on the federal government to bring the money in that was around when the interstate system was first built," Peters said.[7]


Personal life

Mary Peters was born on December 4, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona. Her grandmother was the chief clerk of the Arizona House of Representatives for 27 years, and her grandfather was a rancher and miner. Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


She married Terry Peters (an ex-Marine) in July 1966, and have three adult children and five grandchildren.[5] In 1968, they moved to his home state of Indiana, where she worked as a variety of jobs, including a day care, meat packing facility, and tax preparation service. The family moved back to Arizona in 1984 to be near their aging parents. [8] Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


Chairmanships, Memberships, and Honors

  • Chaired the Highway Expansion Loan Program Advisory Board
  • Chaired the Standing Committee on Planning and the Asset Management Task Force for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Member of the AASHTO 2001 Reauthorization Steering Committee
  • Served on the board of directors for the Arizona Quality Alliance
  • Served on the board of directors for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America
  • Served on the board of directors for Project Challenge
  • Served on the board of directors for Women Executives in State Government
  • Member of the Governor's Diversity Advisory Council
  • Member of the Greater Arizona Development Authority
  • Received the ARTBA Award
  • Member of Women's Transportation Seminar

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References

  1. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/05/AR2006090500514.html
  2. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2005/09/26/daily59.html
  3. ^ http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,645198978,00.html
  4. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/20060905-5.html
  5. ^ a b Official biography from the Department of Transportation
  6. ^ Confirmation of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2006
  7. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060905/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/transportation_secretary
  8. ^ [1]

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Mary Peters
  • DOT – official bio
  • Biography at the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
Preceded by
Norman Mineta
United States Secretary of Transportation
Served Under: George W. Bush

2006 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Alphonso Jackson
United States Presidential Line of Succession
12th in line
Succeeded by
Samuel Bodman
Preceded by
Alphonso Jackson
United States order of precedence
as of 2007
Succeeded by
Samuel Bodman
Persondata
NAME Peters, Mary E.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION 15th United States Secretary of Transportation
DATE OF BIRTH
PLACE OF BIRTH Arizona, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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