Bill Burton (political consultant)
|Born||August 9, 1977|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Kelly Ward Burton (m. 2019)
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Bill Burton (born August 9, 1977) is an American political consultant.
Burton worked as a press secretary for Minnesota Democrat Bill Luther. He was press secretary for Tom Harkin from 2001 until 2003 and communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the 2006 election cycle. He has worked on the campaigns of Richard Gephardt, John Kerry, and Barack Obama. Burton signed on with candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) after Gephardt dropped out of the presidental race of 2004. In the end, Kerry lost the White House to officeholder George W. Bush after he attained the Democratic nomination. In 2007, Burton joined the Presidental campaign of Senator Obama, where he worked as his national press secretary.
During the Obama administration, Burton was Deputy White House Press Secretary under Robert Gibbs from January 2009 until February 2011. He traveled a lot (domestically and internationally) in this position. It was his job to advise the president and to brief reporters in locations like Air Force One or the podium in the White House briefing room.
Howard Schultz's possible 2020 run
On January 28, 2019, it was reported that Burton, along with Steve Schmidt, had been hired to help shape a potential presidential run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Burton left SKDKnickerbocker to join his team as communications adviser.
Burton married Kelly Burton, formerly Kelly Ward, April 6, 2019.
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