July 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carol Boyd Hallett, of California, as Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. She would succeed Lev E. Dobriansky.

Mrs. Hallett began her political career in 1966 with Congressman William M. Ketchum, working as his field office representative when he was a member of the California State Assembly. From 1967 to 1976, she continued to work for Mr. Ketchum who was then serving as a Member of the U.S. Congress; and she also served on the staff of California State Senator Donald Grunsky at that time. From 1982 to 1983, she was consultant/director, Foundation for Individual and Economic Freedom in Sacramento. She was with Citizens for America as western regional director in Sacramento, 1984; and since 1985 she has been national field director in the Washington, DC, office.

Mrs. Hallett's government service includes the following: 1976 - 1982, assemblywoman, California State Assembly, 29th district (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey Counties); 1983, director of parks and recreation, State of California; September 1983, Personal Representative of the President with the rank of Special Ambassador on the U.S. delegation to the independence celebration of St. Christopher and Nevis; 1984 - 1985, assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sacramento; and December 1985, member of the Presidential delegation and official election observer of the Guatemalan Presidential election.

Mrs. Hallett attended the University of Oregon and San Francisco State College. She is married, resides in Sacramento, and was born October 16, 1937, in Oakland, CA.