Naperville Resident Victoria Ray Carlson Reappointed by President Bush to National Council on Disability


NCD #08–570
October 16, 2008     
Contact: Mark S. Quigley

WASHINGTON—Victoria Ray Carlson, a resident of Naperville, Illinois, and native of Iowa was reappointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD) ( The U.S. Senate reconfirmed Ms. Carlson's nomination on October 2, 2008.

Ms. Carlson is a homemaker with three young girls. She was the executive director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Iowa Chapter. She has worked at the U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development and for Senator Robert Dole in the Republican Leader's Office. In addition, Ms. Carlson was the Iowa Organization Coordinator for Branstad for Governor and worked in the Iowa House of Representatives. Ms. Carlson was also a commissioner of the Iowa Persons with Disabilities Commission, appointed by Governor Branstad.

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. NCD provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

For more information, please contact NCD's director of external affairs Mark S. Quigley at or at 202-272-2004.

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