Former University of Miami Peesident Donna Shalala has officially filed paperwork to run for Congress.
The 77-year-old filed with the Federal Education Commission to run in the Democratic Party primary for the District 27 seat – one that is opening up due to the retirement of longtime Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen.
Shalala has never run for political office, but served as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services during both terms of Bill Clinton’s administration. A longtime friend of the former Commander-in-Chief and his family, Shalala also served as president of the Clinton Foundation for two years after leaving UM.
Shalala was named UM’s fifth president in June of 2001, serving in the role until retiring in August of 2015.
Shalala is expected to formally announce her future plans on Wednesday.