Ron Kirk, a former Dallas Mayor, has been chosen as U.S. Trade Representative
Wired PR News.com – Dallas attorney and former mayor Ron Kirk was announced on Friday as President Elect Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative. As reported by the Dallas Business Journal, Kirk’s acceptance of the nomination was broadcast live on CNN, and in his speech he promised to move the trade agenda forward in a positive direction with a focus on balancing the interests of the country’s workers and trade.
Kirk was further noted to credit Dallas, Texas for his gaining insight into the many aspects of international trade, having been quoted as stating, “I have seen its benefits and its costs.”
Kirk served as the mayor of Dallas from 1995 to 2002, before running against Republican Senator John Cornyn for the Texas congressional seat in 2002. He now is a partner in Vinson & Elkins law firm.