Washington, DC – IRI announced today that Christine Todd Whitman, the outgoing Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former Governor of New Jersey, will lead a delegation of monitors to observe Cambodia’s parliamentary elections on July 27.
“Cambodia’s citizens deserve a peaceful, credible and fair election,” said Governor Whitman.
“The International Republican Institute is honored that a leader of Governor Whitman’s national and international stature will be leading our observation of Cambodia’s critical elections,” said George A. Folsom, IRI’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cambodia’s July 27 parliamentary elections will be its third since 1990.
Prior to leading the EPA, Governor Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey – the first female ever to hold that position. As Governor, Whitman cut taxes, promoted business, streamlined government, promoted tough anti-crime legislation and left New Jersey with cleaner air, water and land after her seven years in the statehouse.
Before becoming Governor, Whitman headed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Somerset County Board of Freeholders. She grew up in Hunterdon County, NJ and earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1968. Governor Whitman recently announced that she is resigning from the EPA effective June 27, 2003.