David Axelrod

Politician

1955 –

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Who is David Axelrod?

David M. Axelrod is the director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. An American political consultant based in Chicago, Illinois, he was a top political advisor to President Bill Clinton as well as campaign advisor to President Barack Obama during Obama's successful run for President in 2008.

Following Obama's election, Axelrod was appointed as Senior Advisor to the President. Axelrod left the White House position in early 2011 and became the Senior Strategist for Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012.

Axelrod was formerly a political writer for the Chicago Tribune. He is the founder of AKPD Message and Media, and operated ASK Public Strategies, now called ASGK Public Strategies.

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Born
Feb 22, 1955
New York City
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago
    Political Science
  • Stuyvesant High School
Employment
  • ASK Public Strategies
  • Senior Partner, AKP&D Message and Media
  • Axelrod & Associates
    (1987 - )
  • City Hall Bureau Chief and Political Columnist, Tribune Company
    ( - 1984)
  • Tribune Company
    (1981 - )
  • Tribune Company
    (1977 - )
  • Internship, Tribune Company
  • Hyde Park Herald
Lived in
  • Manhattan
  • Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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