Local News in Brief : Fiedler After Cabinet Post

Former Rep. Bobbi Fiedler is seeking to replace Elizabeth Hanford Dole as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Fiedler, a Northridge Republican who left Congress last January, has enlisted the aid of former Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis and Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley), her successor.

Fiedler, 50, was not among the three women named as top contenders last week by the Administration and congressional sources, but she has a personal relationship with both President and Nancy Reagan. She delivered the seconding speech when Reagan was nominated for reelection at the GOP convention in 1984.

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