President Obama Taps Bronx Borough Prez to Direct WH Office of Urban Policy

ABC News has learned that President Obama has tapped Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión to serve as director of the White House's new Office on Urban Policy.

Carrión -- borough president since 2002 and president of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials -- will coordinate federal programs to help cities. He has served as a city planner, assistant pastor, teacher, and city councilman.

The appointment was first reported in Tuesday's New York Daily News .

- jpt

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