Robert Bobb ready to get back in the D.C. mix
Among those who witnessed Sunday morning's swearing-in of new District leaders was Robert C. Bobb, the former city administrator and school board president who is now emergency financial manager for the Detroit Public Schools.
Make no mistake, Bobb is still very much on the local political scene. He had kind words for Mayor Vincent C. Gray after his inauguration speech: "He's given the right message. We're in for hard times."
Bobb's days in Detroit are numbered, with his contract expiring and a new Michigan governor entering office. He expects his term to end no later than June. And then he'll be heading back to D.C., where he still owns a home -- and enjoys strong relationships with city power brokers.
Bobb, who has been mentioned as a potential schools chancellor should Kaya Henderson not work out, is looking to get back in the mix one way or another. "This is my home," he said, adding that he'd spoken to Gray's head of boards and commissions, Ronald Collins, about potentially serving when he gets back to town.
"If there's a board or commission where my expertise can be beneficial, I'm for that," he said.
Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for The Washington Post
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