President Obama on Monday asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as chairwoman of the national Democratic Party.
Obama made the news official in a tweet, and the Florida congresswoman said she would be “honored” to serve again as the head of Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“I’ve asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie,” Obama said on Twitter. It was signed with Obama’s initials, which indicates he sent the tweet personally.
The Democratic Party will meet in January, after Obama’s inauguration, to formally elect Wasserman Schultz to a second term as the party’s leader.
Obama originally tapped Wasserman Schultz last spring to be the face of the Democratic Party after Tim Kaine resigned as DNC chairman to run for U.S. Senate in Virginia. The congresswoman has represented a South Florida district in the U.S. House since 2005.