Bill Burton (political consultant)

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Bill Burton
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Personal details
Born (1977-08-09) August 9, 1977 (age 41)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Laura Capps (m. 2007)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota, Twin

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]

Burton is now Managing Director for SKDKnickerbocker in California.[5]

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.[6] He is biracial.[1] He graduated from the University of Minnesota.

Burton married Laura Capps, the daughter of Lois Capps, on July 7, 2007.[6]


  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. ^ "Bill Burton - SKDKnickerbocker". SKDKnickerbocker. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  6. ^ a b Halbfinger, David M. (July 15, 2007). "Laura Capps and Bill Burton". The New York Times.

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