Gwen Graham — a former congresswoman for Tallahassee, one-time gubernatorial candidate and daughter of ex-governor and U.S. senator Bob Graham — was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday to a top advisory position in the Department of Education.

The nomination was confirmed by voice vote along with dozens of other nominations, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed. No objections to her nomination were filed. 

Graham was tapped by President Joe Biden in April to serve as assistant secretary for legislation and congressional affairs in the department. Her nomination cleared the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee in June.

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