Former Congressman Driehaus Will Lead Peace Corps in Morocco
Former congressman Steve Driehaus of Price Hill, who has spent the past four years with the Peace Corps in Swaziland, is moving to Morocco to head the agency's efforts there.
Driehaus made theannouncement Friday on his Facebook page.
After four years of fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland in southern Africa,Driehaussays he, his wife and children will move to Rabat, the Moroccan capital on the north coast of the African continent.
On Facebook,Driehaussays he is proud to work for “a U.S. governmentagency thatrepresents the racial, religious and ethnic diversity that is the United States.”
“In a world too often fueled by intolerance, the Peace Corps continues to be the face of America to millions of people in developing countries,”Driehaussaid.
“Morocco, a Muslim country, is proud to have been the first country to recognize the United States in 1777,’’Driehaussaid.
Driehaus, a former state representative, spent one term in Congress, representing Ohio's1stCongressional District. He defeated Republican incumbent SteveChabotin 2008, butChabotcame back and won the seat back in 2010. Shortly after the loss,Driehauswent to work for the Peace Corps.
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