Will Marshall

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Will Marshall III founded the Democratic Leadership Council in 1985 and served as its first Policy Director. He is president of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and a member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI). [1]

Marshall is Editor at Large of BluePrint Magazine, "DLC's journal of politics and policy." [2]


Marshall is a longtime friend of former President Bill Clinton and a supporter of former Vice President and candidate in U.S. presidential election, 2000 Albert Gore, Jr.. [3]

"Marshall's previous campaign and political experience includes posts as press secretary, spokesman and speechwriter for the 1984 United States Senate campaign of former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt, speechwriter and policy analyst for the late U.S. Representative Gillis Long of Louisiana, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus; and, spokesman and speechwriter in the 1982 U.S. Senate campaign of former Virginia Lt. Governor Dick Davis. In addition, Marshall was senior editor of the 1984 House Democratic Caucus policy blueprint, Renewing America's Promise." [4]

"The connection to Long also linked Marshall to Al From, the guiding spirit behind the DLC and PPI." [5]

"Marshall is the author of many articles, essays, editorials and publications dealing with various aspects of contemporary politics and public policy. He is the author of Citizenship and National Service, which helped lay the groundwork for the AmeriCorps national service system created by President Clinton.

"Before becoming involved in politics and public policy, he was a journalist in Virginia, including a stint with the Richmond Times-Dispatch." [6]

He is also affiliated with the U.S. Committee on NATO.

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  1. Advisory Board, Truman National Security Project, accessed January 5, 2009.
  2. Who, Americans Elect 2012, accessed November 23, 2011.