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Deborah O'Leary works as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the first term of the Bartlet Administration.


Ms. O'Leary is a strong, capable and formidable woman, who is priced for her exceptional work. She is called into see the Chief of Staff after calling Congressman Jack Wooden and all Republicans racist during a television interview. While the President is more concerned with her using the "if the shoe fits" cliche, due to an error at a press conference she is forced to apologize. This in turn creates more drama for the Communications staff as Roberto Mendoza releases a statement says it was wrong to make her apologize. O'Leary loses her seat before Bartlet's second term to Bill Fisher.

bartlet cabinet
Vice President   John HoynesBob Russell
Secretary of State   Lewis Berryhill
Secretary of the Treasury   Ken KatoKaren Browning
Secretary of Defense   Miles Hutchinson
Attorney General   Dan LarsonAlan Fisk
Secretary of the Interior   Bill Horton
Secretary of Agriculture   Roger Tribbey
Secretary of Commerce   Mitch Bryce
Secretary of Labor   Carl ReidJack Buckland
Secretary of Health and Human Services   Blieden
Secretary of Education   Jim Kane
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development   Deborah O'LearyBill Fisher
Secretary of Transportation   Keaton
Secretary of Energy   Bill TrotterBen ZaharianGerald Deloit
Secretary of Veterans Affairs   Jason Weaver
White House Chief of Staff   Leo McGarryC.J. Cregg
Director of Central Intelligence   TomRob KonradGeorge Rollie