Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Another One to Watch
I was happy to see that Michael Strautmanis was appointed to a key position in the presidential transition office -- as the director of public liaison and intergovernmental affairs. Strautmanis, 39, was the chief counsel and deputy chief of staff in Obama’s Senate office and has known Michelle and Barack Obama since 1991. Also, as I've mentioned before, one of his three children has autism. If Strautmanis takes a leadership position in the White House, we'll have at least two fathers (him and David Axelrod) who have firsthand experience with special needs.
Here's a good profile of Strautmanis.