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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Xochitl Torres Smith, Democrat, wins U.S. House of Representatives New Mexico Second Congressional District seat

Nov. 21, 2018: Xochitl Torres Small, Democrat, has won a closely-contested race for the U.S. House of Representatives New Mexico Second Congressional District seat. Small defeated Yvette Herrell, Republican. Small, 34, a water rights lawyer, was declared the apparent winner in the close race two weeks after the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, election day. Small received 100,570 votes, or 50.9 percent, and Herrell received 97,031 votes, or 49.1 percent. The district's incumbent, Steve Pearce, Republican, lost the state's race for Governor against Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democrat. After she graduated from high school at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Mbabane, Swaziland, Small received her bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She worked as a Field Representative for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall from 2009 to 2012. She worked as a federal Law Clerk in the New Mexico District in 2015 and 2016. She is currently a lawyer at the Kemp Smith law firm.

John Rice appointed Chairman, GE Gas Power division, General Electric

Nov. 21, 2018: John Rice has been hired as the Chairman of the GE Gas Power division at General Electric; Scott Strazik has been hired as the Chief Executive Officer of GE Gas Power; and Russell Stokes has been hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the GE Power Portfolio division, General Electric officials announced on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Rice is a retired GE Vice Chairman. Strazik was most recently the President of GE Power Services. Stokes was most recently the CEO of GE Power. General Electric recently split its former GE Power division into two businesses, GE Gas Power, comprised of Gas Power Systems and Power Services; and GE Power Portfolio, comprised of the Steam, Grid Solutions, Nuclear and Power Conversion businesses. All of the leadership officials announced on Nov. 19 are scheduled to report directly to GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. General Electric is based in Boston.

Mississippi County, Missouri, Sheriff Cory Hutcheson to resign by Nov. 24

Nov. 21, 2018: Mississippi County, Missouri, Sheriff Cory Hutcheson plans to resign from office by Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Hutcheson, 35, was a longtime Deputy in Mississippi County, which is located about 150 miles south of St. Louis. He was elected as the Sheriff in November, 2016, and he took office in January, 2017.

Melinda Bolling resigns as Director, Washington, D.C., Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Department

Nov. 21, 2018: Melinda Bolling is scheduled to resign as the Director of the Washington, D.C., Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Ernest Chrappah has been named to succeed Bolling on an acting basis. Chrappah is the Director of the D.C. city government’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles, which regulates taxicabs and ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. Bolling has held the position since July, 2015. Bolling was not fired, and she is scheduled to move to another job outside of Washington, D.C.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, Texas Republican, is re-elected to office

Nov. 21, 2018: U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, Texas Republican, officially won his race for re-election on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. His challenger, Gina Ortiz Jones, conceded the race on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, after trailing by less than 1,000 votes in Texas’ large 23rd Congressional District. During the weekend of Nov. 16-18, 2018, a Judge denied Jones’ request to extend the deadline for people casting provisional ballots to confirm their eligibility to vote. The election day for the race was Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hurd has been re-elected to his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Texas’ U.S. House 23rd Congressional District covers more than 800 miles along the Texas-Mexico border, and stretches from El Paso to San Antonio. The district is more than 70 percent Hispanic. Hurd was first elected to the seat in 2014. He is the first person in more than twenty years to hold the seat for three consecutive terms. Hurd is a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Agent. The CIA is an independent federal government agency.

Mark Montgomery withdraws from nomination as Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Nov. 21, 2018: Mark Montgomery withdrew from his nomination to be the Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Montgomery is a resident of Virginia. USAID is an independent federal government agency.

Ahnna Smith hired as Executive Director, Washington, D.c., Workforce Investment Council

Nov. 21, 2018: Ahnna Smith was hired was the Executive Director of the Washington, D.C., city government’s Workforce Investment Council (WIC) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Smith was recently a Senior Adviser to the D.C. Acting Deputy Mayor for Education; the Acting Deputy Mayor for Education; and the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Mayor for Education. Smith started her career as an elementary school teacher for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. She received a degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland at College Park.