June 9, 2004 – Gov. Charles W. Turnbull left the territory Tuesday to attend several mainland functions, including the state funeral for former President Ronald Reagan on Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Turnbull will also attend the 24th annual Governors Education Symposium, being held Thursday through Saturday in Asheville, N.C. Sponsored by the James. B. Hunt Jr. Institute, the gathering each year "brings the nation's governors together to engage in a candid dialogue about critical education issues," according to the symposium Web site.
The theme of this year's symposium is "Education in Your State: Attracting and Keeping Excellent Teachers."
The governor will also be in Washington next week to testify on June 16 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources concerning Delegate Donna M. Christensen's bill to create the office of chief financial officer for the territory. (See "Turnbull, Jones to Testify at D.C. Hearing on CFO Bill".)
According to a Government House release, "While in Washington, the governor will attend to other official business," too.
In the governor's absence, Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards will assume the duties of acting governor. Turnbull is scheduled to return to the territory at the end of next week, according to the release.
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