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Molly Ward moves on to the White House

Jordan Crawford | 10/17/2013, 10:02 a.m.
Hampton Mayor Molly Ward will be getting a new beginning for her career.
Hampton Mayor Molly Ward is moving on to the White House.

Ward boasts of having been asked to attend several White House related events in the past two years.

In March 2012, she addressed the White House Conference on Conservation concerning the community’s effort to lobby for the Fort Monroe monument.

On March 19, Ward attended a White House “Celebration of Ireland” with President Obama and Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny.

In spite of her busy governmental schedule, in a brief interview, Ward also took time to comment on the month’s theme of breast cancer awareness.

“While neither I nor anyone else in my family has dealt with breast cancer, I want to extend my condolences to those who are battling with it, but also want to be a motivational voice saying that they can overcome it,” she said. “It does not have to be a life-long war. Make yourself aware of the symptoms as well as ways to contain and/or cure it.”

Ward received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, and her law degree at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg.

Prior to being elected mayor, Ward served as the city treasurer from 2002 until 2008. She is also an attorney and “of counsel” with the law firm of McDermottWard, in Hampton.