FORA.tv Speaker - Bill Burton

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Biography

Bill Burton is a senior strategist with Priorities USA Action and Priorities USA, political organizations focused on advancing policies and candidates that provide the strongest and most sound outcomes for middle class families.

Most recently, Burton served as deputy press secretary at the White House under President Barack Obama. He was among the first hires on the Obama for America campaign, where he was national press secretary.

In the 2006 electoral cycle, Burton worked as communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee under the direction of Rep. Rahm Emanuel in a year when Democrats won a historic number of seats to retake the majority in the House.

Before that, Burton was Iowa communications director for the Gephardt presidential campaign and then the Midwestern communications director on the Kerry for President campaign.

Burton worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and former Minnesota Congressman Bill Luther.

Burton is from Buffalo, NY and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

1 Program

Bill Burton and Trevor Potter with James Bennet

11.14.12 | 00:29:18 min | 0 comments