Laura Branker, former health official in Jeb Bush administration, dies | Florida Dispensaries

Laura Branker, former health official in Jeb Bush administration, dies

Laura Branker, a former Secretary at the Agency for Healthcare Care Administration in the Jeb Bush administration who later served as the health care director of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart, has died of cancer. 

Bush sent an email to the alumni who served in his administration announcing her death.

“After a valiant fight with cancer, she is now residing in eternal peace,” Bush wrote.

Bush spoke with Branker’s mother earlier in the day and she asked him to share the news.

“Laura was a cherished and valued member of our administration and a great friend to all. I know those of us lucky enough to work alongside her will always remember her incredible spirit, her intellect, and her kindness,” Bush wrote.

Bush appointed Branker interim Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration in 2001 after the departure of former Secretary Ruben King-Shaw who left the job for a position in the administration of President George W. Bush.

Branker served in that position for one year before serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Bush in which she was responsible for managing the various agencies. She left Tallahassee for Washington D.C., in 2003 where she took a position with UnitedHealth

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