An Iowan is among the top Clinton Administration officials who’ll move out when the new Bush administration moves in later this month. Bonnie Campbell was Iowa’s Attorney General for one term in the early ’90s. In 1995, she became director of the U-S Department of Justice Violence Against Women bureau. Campbell says it’s been challenging and invigorating.as it required some very long days, as she started up the office, which handed out over one billion dollars in grants for anti-violence projects around the country. She gave hundreds of speeches and traveled thousands of miles attending conferences.Campbell says one of the most poignant moments of her tenure came during a “Vital Voices” conference in Vienna, Austria, which drew women from across Europe and the U-S.Three years ago, Time magazine put Campbell on a list of “most influential people” in the Clinton Administration. Campbell, who is an attorney, hasn’t lined up a new job yet but she’s toying with the idea of writing a book. She and her husband may stay in the D-C area, or move back to Iowa. Campbell was nominated to become a federal judge by President Clinton, but the U-S Senate refused to approve her nomination. President Clinton re-submitted her nomination yesterday, but it’s unlikely she’ll be confirmed under incoming President Bush’s watch. Campbell served as chair of the Iowa Democratic Party in 1987 and ’88.
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