Leah D. Daughtry

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Leah D. Daughtry was the CEO of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee and chief of staff to Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.[1][2] She was formerly Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management at the United States Department of Labor.[3] Daughtry is the daughter of prominent pastor, Herbert Daughtry, of the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, New York, and the part-time minister of her own small Pentecostal congregation in Washington, D.C.[2] She directs the Democratic Party's Faith in Action initiative to reach out to Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim voters.[4] In the 2008 DNC convention, Daughtry as convention CEO, denied non-religious groups participation in the interfaith service.[5][6]

Daughtry graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984 and serves on the Board of Visitors of the College's Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences.[3]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the New DemConvention.com". Demconvention.com. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel, Bergner (2008-07-20). "Can Leah Daughtry Bring Faith to the Party?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Board of Visitors 2007-2008". Dartmouth College's Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  4. ^ Gilgoff, Dan (2007-10-20). "Helping Democrats Find a Way to Reach the Religious". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  5. ^ http://www.gazette.com/articles/convention_39362___article.html/service_interfaith.html?referrer=reddit
  6. ^ http://www.thedenverchannel.com/politics/16931096/detail.html

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