White House Author
Former Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
David Plouffe managed Barack Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign and served as one of his Senior Advisors. Plouffe began his political career working for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin's 1990 re-election campaign, and has since been a part of large range of campaigns at the state and federal level. From 1997 to 1998, Plouffe worked in the House of Representatives as Democratic leader Dick Gephardt's Deputy Chief of Staff. A native of Delaware, Plouffe is a graduate of the University of Delaware.