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Christine Todd Whitman, former Republican Governor of New Jersey, speaks to David Brancaccio about what's wrong with the Republican Party.

Christine Todd Whitman

of Whitman's July 15, 2005 appearance on NOW

of Whitman's April 15, 2005 appearance on NOW

Christine Todd Whitman was sworn in as EPA Administrator on January 31, 2001, a position she held until the spring of 2003. Prior to that, Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey. Whitman was New Jersey's first female governor. She appointed New Jersey's first African American State Supreme Court Justice, its first female State Supreme Court Chief Justice and its first female Attorney General. She is the author of the book about the GOP, IT'S MY PARTY, TOO, published in January of 2005.

Today, Christine Todd Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group, a management consulting/strategic planning partnership servicing both government and business clients. Governor Whitman is also Co-Chairman of the National Smart Growth Council, and serves on the Steering Committee of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey; the Leadership Council of the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition; the Governing Board of the Oquirrh Institute; and as a member of the board of the New America Foundation. She is also a member of the newly formed Center for Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Advisory Board at Raritan Valley Community College.

Prior to becoming governor, Whitman headed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Somerset County Board of Freeholders. She grew up in Hunterdon County, N.J. and earned a bachelor's degree in government from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1968.

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