Democrat elected chair of Postal Service Board of Governors

A former senior official in the Obama administration has been elected chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.

Ron Bloom, a Democrat appointed by former President Trump who has served on the Postal Service board since 2019, said he looked forward to working on a “comprehensive plan” to revitalize the agency.

“It will require both ourselves and our stakeholders to come together, openly face our challenges, make necessary choices and do what is right for this great organization and our country,” he said in a statement.

Bloom previously served under former President Obama as his senior counselor for manufacturing policy. He will succeed Robert Duncan, a Republican who has served as the Postal Service board chairman since September 2018 and will continue as a board governor.


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