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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012

Simon to meet with Vice President Biden
National conference coming to Chicago this summer

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and her peers Wednesday during a three-day National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) meeting in Washington D.C., four months before the association celebrates its 50th anniversary in Chicago.

The NLGA meeting in Washington will focus on federal mortgage relief, energy efficiency, technology in schools and international trade. The association also will consider a resolution that aims to connect more veterans with their full range of benefits and find ways to provide the benefits faster, Simon said.

In July, the nation’s “seconds-in-command” will convene in Chicago at a conference expected to generate more than a half-million dollars in economic activity for the state. Chicago was selected to commemorate the NLGA’s 50th anniversary as it was the site of the inaugural annual meeting in 1962.

The NLGA is a nonprofit, bipartisan professional organization for elected officials who are first in line of succession to the governors in the United States and five territorial jurisdictions. Since 2000, at least 20 lieutenant governors have succeeded governors, including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

For more information on NLGA, contact 859-283-1400. To inquire about sponsorship of the Chicago meeting, contact 312-814-5240.



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