THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ____________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 1994
VICE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES TODD CAMPBELL'S DEPARTURE NAMES KUMIKI GIBSON AS NEW COUNSEL TO THE VICE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON -- Vice President Gore today (11/29)
announced the departure of his chief counsel and long-time aide, Todd J. Campbell, who will return to his home state of Tennessee for a career in private practice. He named Kumiki Gibson to replace Campbell as Counsel to the Vice President.
"Todd has done an extraordinary job and will be greatly missed," the Vice President said. "Through his expertise in the law, Todd has served this Administration well. He has worked tirelessly for the past two years, and that commitment has made Todd a leader among the White House staff. But Todd will be missed not only because of his legal skills and hard work, but also because he is an honest, caring person and a long-time friend."
Gibson, named today as Campbell's successor, has served since April 1993 as Associate Counsel to Vice President Gore. Previously, she worked as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division/Criminal Section, and before that as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold & Porter. She also served as a law clerk to The Honorable Clifford Green, U.S. District Court/ Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Gibson received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. She is a native of Buffalo, New York.
"I am pleased that Kumiki has agreed to serve as my counsel," the Vice President said. "I trust her work and her judgment. She is already an integral part of my office, and a respected member of the White House staff. I know Kumiki will continue her exceptional service to this Administration and to me in her new job."
Campbell started working for the Vice President in January 1993 as his Deputy Counsel/Director of Administration. Six months later, he was named Counsel to the Vice President in place of Jack Quinn who is now Chief of Staff. Campbell is an expert in election law. He provided legal counsel for Gore during the 1992 campaign, and worked as his treasurer and legal counsel during the 1988 Presidential campaign.
Campbell, who grew up in Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee, will return to Nashville at the beginning of the year to work for the law firm of Doramus & Trauger. He will be joined by his wife, Margaret Akers, their 2-year-old son, Seth AkersCampbell, and their 3-month-old son, Holt Akers-Campbell.