THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
BILL CURRY NAMED COUNSELOR TO THE PRESIDENT
White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has named William E. Curry, Jr., as Counselor to the President. Curry will work on specific domestic policy and political issues. Because of his experience at the state level, Panetta said, Curry will focus particularly on issues relating to state and local government.
Curry served as Connecticut State Comptroller from 1991 to 1995 and as a State Senator from 1979 to 1983. He practiced law from 1985 to 1991. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor in 1994.
Curry, 43, received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut.
"The President is looking forward to having the benefit of Bill Curry's advice," Panetta said. "He brings to the White House the experience and the perspective of another former state official who has dealt with the Federal government from the other side of the fence."