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Bush Expected to Nominate Jackson as Housing Secretary

Friday, December 12, 2003 - 1:45AM

President George W. Bush is expected to nominate Alphonso Jackson today as the new housing secretary, replacing Mel Martinez, who resigned this week. Jackson, a Texas native, has been deputy secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) since June 2001. Before joining HUD, Jackson was chief executive of American Electric Power-TEXAS, an Austin utility company. He was also president of the Dallas housing authority and director of the Washington, D.C., department of public housing.

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