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

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

Laura Branker, a former secretary at the state Agency for Healthcare Care Administration in the Jeb Bush administration who later went on to serve as the health care director of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart stores, 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 in the email he sent to former staff. 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 rememb...

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