Counselor to the President
|Counselor to the President|
|Executive Office of the President|
|Website||The White House|
The Counselor to the President is a high-ranking assistant to the President of the United States, and a member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. In the administration of George W. Bush, the Counselor oversaw the Communications, Media Affairs, Speechwriting, and Press Offices.
Under the Obama Administration, the position was initially abolished and the duties of the office transferred to three senior advisors: David Axelrod, Pete Rouse, and Valerie Jarrett, who is also Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison. On January 6, 2011, President Obama appointed Rouse as Counselor to the President where he was responsible for assisting the President and White House Chief of Staff with the day-to-day management of White House staff operations. John Podesta was the last person to hold the position before he left to join the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign of 2016 as chairman.
List of Counselors to the President
|Counselor||Term of office||Party||President|
|May 29, 1993 –
June 10, 1994
|Republican Party||Bill Clinton|
|February 21, 1995 –
January 20, 1997
|Paul Begala||Paul Begala
|January 20, 1997 –
January 20, 2001
|January 20, 2001 –
July 8, 2002
|Republican Party||George W. Bush|
|January 5, 2005 –
July 5, 2007
|July 5, 2007 –
January 20, 2009
|Pete Rouse||Pete Rouse
|January 13, 2011 –
January 1, 2014
|Democratic Party||Barack Obama|
|January 1, 2014 –
February 13, 2015
- "Obama Picks William Daley As Chief Of Staff". NPR. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- Daley's Duties-The 1600 Report-CNN Politics
- "Counselor to the President John Podesta". WhiteHouse.gov. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
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