Bill Burton (political consultant)

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Bill Burton
Bill Burton aboard Marine One, Aug, 2010. (cropped).jpg
Deputy White House Press Secretary
In office
January 2009 – February 2011
President Barack Obama
Personal details
Born (1977-08-09) August 9, 1977 (age 38)
Buffalo, New York
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Laura Capps (m. 2007)
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.[1] He was the national press secretary during Obama's first campaign for President.[2]

During the Obama administration, Burton was Deputy White House Press Secretary under Robert Gibbs from January 2009 until February 2011.

He was a co-founder and senior strategist with the Priorities USA Action super PAC.

He was one of Business Insider's "Most Powerful People of 2012".[3]

In January 2013, Burton was hired by Global Strategy Group.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Burton was born in Buffalo, New York on August 9, 1977. He was raised by his father, Troy Burton, from the age of 11.[5] He graduated from the University of Minnesota

Burton married Laura Capps, the daughter of Lois Capps, on July 7, 2007.[5]


  1. ^ "Bill Burton". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Stein, Sam (February 14, 2009). "Bill Burton Heading To Obama White House". Huffington Post. 
  3. ^ "The 36 Most Powerful People Of 2012". Business Insider. January 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Joseph, Cameron (January 18, 2013). "Bill Burton heads to Global Strategy Group". The Hill. 
  5. ^ a b Halbfinger, David M. (July 15, 2007). "Laura Capps and Bill Burton". The New York Times. 

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