Donna Brazile
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Assumed office
July 28, 2016
Preceded byDebbie Wasserman Schultz
In office
April 5, 2011 – May 4, 2011
Preceded byTim Kaine
Succeeded byDebbie Wasserman Schultz
Personal details
BornDonna Lease Brazile
December 15, 1959 (age 56)
Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materLouisiana State University, Baton Rouge
ReligionRoman Catholicism[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Donna Lease Brazile[2] (/brəˈzɪl/; born December 15, 1959)[3] is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party and became interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in July 2016. She briefly served as the interim chairperson for the DNC in the spring of 2011 and assumed that role again in the summer 2016.

She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Vice President Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter MondaleGeraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for **** Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.

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