Nov 17, 2020 at 9:16 am EST
Biden names the top White House personnel, including Jane O’Malley Dillon
by Sean Sullivan and Michael Shearer
Biden plans to announce top White House personnel on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the plans, and has drawn up a list of appointments that will include at least several of his close aides who led his winning campaign.
The list includes Steve Richetti and Jane O’Malley Dillon, according to the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the yet-to-be-publicized ads.
Representative Cedric L. Richmond (Democrat, Los Angeles) to the administration, a decision confirmed on Monday by two Democrats aware of his plans.
The employees represent Biden’s latest effort to recruit his next team. Last week, he appointed his longtime aide Ron Klein to be the White House chief of staff.
Some of the other people Biden brings to his administration also have deep relationships with him.
Richetti was Biden’s campaign head. He is one of Biden’s most trusted strategists and served as the chief of staff when Biden was vice president.
O’Malley Dillon became Biden’s campaign manager earlier this year, starting work with re-equipping the team after struggling with early nominating contests. A veteran of Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection, she managed former congressman Peto O’Rourke’s unsuccessful Democratic presidential nomination in 2019.
Richmond is one of Biden’s most prominent African American allies. He was an early supporter of Biden, often campaigning for him and appearing on television on his behalf. Richmond is said to be close to Rep. James E. Claiborne (DS.C.). Claiborne’s support helped Biden win the primaries in South Carolina, a victory that made his way into the nomination.
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