Jeh Johnson Confirmed by Senate as Secretary of Homeland Security

Georgetown resident Jeh Johnson was confirmed by the Senate Dec. 16 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Johnson and his wife, Susan DiMarco, a dentist, live on O Street with their children.

President Barack Obama said, in part, of the confirmation: “I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Jeh Johnson as our next Secretary of Homeland Security with broad bipartisan support. … Jeh will play a leading role in our efforts to protect the homeland against terrorist attacks, adapt to changing threats, stay prepared for natural disasters, strengthen our border security, and make our immigration system fairer — while upholding the values, civil liberties and laws that make America great.” (Yes, Johnson certainly sounds like a Georgetowner to us.)

Diane Colasanto, co-chair of the public safety committee of the Citizens Association of Georgetown met Jeh Johnson at the Rose Park Gala. He will succeed Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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