Tom Vilsack
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"Thomas James" ""Tom"" "Vilsack" is an United States/American politician who has served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, Vilsack served as the List of Governors of Iowa/40th Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2008/2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007.

Barack Obama announced Vilsack's selection to be Secretary of Agriculture under his administration on December 17, 2008. Vilsack's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009.

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