Bush Names Former Ambassador to Jamaica as Florida Secretary of State

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush today named a Miami businesswoman as secretary of state.

Sue Cobb, a former U.S. ambassador to Jamaica, will take office in January and oversee the 2006 elections in her new position. The Department of State also is responsible for historic and cultural affairs.

Cobb briefly served in Bush's administration as interim lottery secretary in 1999.

She succeeds Glenda Hood, who resigned last month to return to Orlando where she once served as mayor.

Cobb is a lawyer and has served as managing director and general counsel of Cobb Partners, an investment firm. Her husband, Charles Cobb, is a former ambassador to Iceland.