Bill Burton is a senior strategist with Priorities USA Action and Priorities USA, political organizations focused on advancing policies and candidates that provide the strongest and most sound outcomes for middle class families.

Most recently, Burton served as deputy press secretary at the White House under President Barack Obama, where he traveled extensively domestically and internationally with the President, briefing reporters both on Air Force One and at the podium in the White House briefing room.

During his tenure at the White House, Burton was mentioned as one of the “Power Players in Washington” by National Journal, citing him for being “tough”, “fair” and an “honest broker” with the press.

In the 2008 electoral cycle, Burton was among the first hires on the Obama for America campaign, where he was national press secretary for Barack Obama’s historic victory to claim the White House.

In the 2006 electoral cycle, Burton worked as communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee under the direction of Rep. Rahm Emanuel in a year when Democrats won a landslide number of seats to retake the majority in the House.

Before that, Burton was Iowa communications director for the Gephardt presidential campaign and then the Midwestern communications director on the Kerry for President campaign.

Burton worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and former Minnesota Congressman Bill Luther.

Burton is from Buffalo, NY and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.