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  First Lady/Gentleman
INCUMBENT
  PartyDemocratic
NameMichelle Obama
Won11/06/2012
Votes332 (61.71%)
Margin126 (+23.42%)
Term01/20/2013 - 01/20/2017


Administration DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive  
Website[Link]
Established April 30, 1789
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia March 25, 2015 01:26am
DescriptionOverview
"First Lady" is not an elected position, carries no official duties, & receives no salary.
Nonetheless, she attends many official ceremonies and functions of state either along
with, or in place of, the President. There is a strong tradition against the First Lady
holding outside employment while occupying the office. The first lady frequently
participates in humanitarian and charitable work; over the course of the 20th century
it became increasingly common for first ladies to select specific causes to promote,
usually ones that are not politically divisive. It is common for the first lady to hire a staff
to support these activities. Additionally, many have taken an active role in campaigning
for the President with whom they are associated.

Office of the First Lady
The Office of the First Lady of the United States is accountable to the First Lady of the
United States for her to carry out her duties as hostess of the White House, and is also
in charge of all social and ceremonial events of the White House. The First Lady has
her own staff that includes the White House Social Secretary, a Chief of Staff, Press
Secretary, Chief Floral Designer, Executive Chef, etc. The Office of the First Lady is a
branch of the Executive Office of the President (EOP).

Note: Votes for the races in this container are by Electoral Votes cast for their spouse
in the Presidential Election.

HISTORY

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RACES
Polls Close Description Takes Office
Jun 01, 2016 11:00am US First Spouse - R Primary  Jan 20, 2017 12:00pm
Jun 01, 2016 11:00am US First Spouse - D Primary  Jan 20, 2017 12:00pm

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 26, 2009 11:00am Proposed Legislation GOP transparency push seen as attack on Michelle O.  Article RP 
May 01, 2005 10:05am Amusing First lady steals show at journalists gala  Article Imperator 
Apr 27, 2005 08:00pm News First Lady Says No Plans to Seek Office  Article The Sunset Provision 
Oct 22, 2004 12:00am Minority Perspective Polite society anticipates Teresa's pizazz  Article None Entered 

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