Former White House aide talks in RutlandBy Gordon Dritschilo
Staf Writer | September 14,2012Having made it from Mendon to the White House, Dana Singiser is coming home to tell the tale.
Singiser, who was special assistant for legislative affairs to President Barack Obama before leaving in October to become a vice president at Planned Parenthood, will give a talk from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Rutland County Democratic Headquarters on Center Street in Rutland.
“We periodically decide we’d like to have a speaker and somebody suggested her,” said Marcy Tanger, secretary of the Rutland County Democrats.
Tanger said previous speakers have included former Associated Press reporter Chris Graff, former Gov. Howard Dean, former diplomat Peter Galbraith and actress Mia Farrow.
Tanger said Singiser was a key member of the team that worked to pass the Affordable Care Act.
“I just think we’re all interested in her job and what she did in the Obama White House,” she said.
The event is open to the public, with a $15 “suggested donation.”
Singiser graduated from Brown College in 1992 and then worked in Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, staffing the regional field office in Rutland. She took a year off from law school to work for Clinton’s re-election campaign in 1996, and worked for Vice President Al Gore’s failed presidential bid in 2000.
Singiser started working for Hillary Clinton in 2004 and helped start the then-senator’s 2008 presidential campaign before joining the Obama campaign.
In her current job at Planned Parenthood, Singiser is vice president for public policy and government relations.
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