CHICAGO – Today, Obama for America announced Broderick Johnson will be joining the team as a Senior Advisor to the campaign. In addition to serving as a member of the senior staff, he will serve as a national surrogate for the campaign and our representative in meetings with key leaders, communities and organizations. Broderick will be an ear to the ground for the campaign's political and constituency operations, helping to ensure that there is constant, open communication between the campaign and our supporters around the country.
Johnson comes to the campaign with over 20 years of political experience. In 2008, Johnson served as an informal advisor to the Obama presidential campaign, offering strategic political advice and traveling across the country as a surrogate speaker and campaign volunteer. Prior to that he was a senior advisor for congressional affairs in the Kerry presidential campaign and from 1998-2000, Johnson served in senior roles in the Clinton White House. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
“Broderick joins the campaign with the insight of many years of experience in public service and on campaigns, including the 2008 campaign. Broderick will be an invaluable advisor to the campaign as well as our representative at key events around the country," said campaign manager Jim Messina.
“I accept this opportunity to join the senior staff of the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign with great pride and a strong sense of duty," said Johnson. "We must reelect the President in order to build an economy that rewards hard work and restores economic security for the middle class and that provide an opportunity to families working hard to rise above poverty. Our success depends upon ensuring that our economy is built to last, where we out educate and out innovate the world.”