Image by runako via FlickrOn November 19, President Obama announced his intent to nominate David Adelman to be the US Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. The WH released the following official bio below:
David Adelman has been a member of the State of Georgia Senate since being elected in 2002. He serves as Minority Whip and Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. Senator Adelman is an equity partner in the firm Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP where he has practiced law since 1993 representing energy and communications companies.
Prior to entering private practice, Senator Adelman was an Assistant Attorney General in Georgia for three years. In addition to his commercial practice, for many years Senator Adelman has represented veterans pro bono before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He has been active in his community on domestic violence issues and served on the Board of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.
Senator Adelman graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. and received an M.P.A. from Georgia State University and a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.
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David Adelman led the Georgia Obama campaign and also served as a member the Obama National Finance Committee.
If confirmed, Mr. Adelman would replace Patricia Louise Herbold (Chairman of the King County (Washington) Republican Party from December 2002 to December 2004) who was appointed US Ambassador to Singapore from Oct 12, 2005-January 20, 2009. The last seven ambassadors assigned to Singapore were all non-career political appointees, including Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., who is currently our US Ambassador to China.