Leah D. Daughtry

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Leah D. Daughtry
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Alma mater[Dartmouth College
Known forDemocratic National Convention CEO

Leah D. Daughtry is an American political operative.

She was the CEO of the 2016 and 2008 Democratic National Convention Committees, and the chief of staff to Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Daughtry is the daughter of pastor, Rev. Dr. 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]

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]


She was formerly Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management at the United States Department of Labor.[3] 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 is the coauthor--with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, and Minyon Moore--of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics (2018), a joint history and biography.


  1. ^ "Welcome to the New DemConvention.com". Demconvention.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. 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. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-08-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "At The Democrats' Party, A Pentecostal Minister". 19 July 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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