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David Agnew currently serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this role, David oversees the Obama Administration’s relationship with state, city, county, and tribal elected officials across the country. David previously served as Deputy Director of the office and was the President’s liaison to America’s mayors and county officials.
Prior to joining the White House, David was a businessman and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina. He has served as a top deputy to Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., a Special Assistant in the Office of U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and a management consultant at Price Waterhouse. David has been active in public affairs and urban policy throughout his career, and has served in leadership roles for numerous non-profit organizations, including the Trust for Public Land, the Charleston Parks Conservancy, and the College of Charleston Riley Center.
David received his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a European Union Visiting Fellow, and a Liberty Fellow.
Follow David Agnew on Twitter @DavidAgnew44.
David Agnew's Posts
- July 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST
State and local officials understand that passing a long-term infrastructure bill is not only the right thing to do for the country, it’s just common sense.
- May 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM EST
In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Without waiting on Congress to act, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.
- November 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM EST
From City Halls to Indian Country to State Capitols throughout this country, some of America’s veterans are continuing their public service as elected officials.
Líderes estatales y locales hacen presión para que se apruebe la reforma migratoria de sentido comúnJuly 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
A medida que la reforma migratoria de sentido común evoluciona del Senado a la Cámara de Representantes, una creciente coalición de funcionarios electos de todas partes del país está exhortando al Congreso a que arregle nuestro sistema que no funciona. El mes pasado, recibimos la opinión de funcionarios estatales y locales bipartidistas del sur, suroeste, nordeste, oeste, y medio oeste sobre por qué ellos apoyan la reforma migratoria y cómo esta ayudará a sus comunidades.
- July 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM EST
Elected officials support comprehensive immigration reform. Here's what they're saying about it.
- June 25, 2013 at 5:18 PM EST
David Agnew meets with leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and the Moapa Solar Project.
- June 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM EST
Officials from the western United States share what bringing our legal immigration system into the 21st century would mean to them.
- June 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST
Officials in the Southwest explain why the time is now to fix the broken immigration system
In the Northeast, Leaders Demand an Immigration System that Lives up to Our Heritage as a Nation of Laws and a Nation of ImmigrantsJune 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST
Officials in the Northeast explain how commonsense immigration reform is consistent with our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
- June 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM EST
Democratic and Republican state and local officials from all over the country are speaking out about the need for commonsense immigration reform. See what officials from the midwest United States had to say.