Chris Liddell-Westefeld joined the Obama for America staff as a field organizer on the Iowa Caucus staff in 2007. He spent 18 months organizing in six states for the Obama campaign, ultimately managing the Chapel Hill/Durham region during the general election. Over the next five years Chris held various positions in the White House, including in the West Wing as Assistant Staff Secretary, where he was responsible for President Obama's nightly briefing book both at the White House and on domestic and international travel. He left the White House to create an archive of oral history interviews documenting President Obama's 2008 Iowa Caucus campaign, before returning to the Obama Administration to coordinate agency modernization efforts as the Senior Advisor to the Dep. Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
In 2017 he served as Deputy Policy Director on Tom Perriello's gubernatorial campaign and Chief Strategy Officer of Win Virginia, a PAC that was instrumental in electing 15 new Democrats to the Virginia House of Delegates, the biggest Democratic pickup since 1899.
He has written ads, op-eds, and policy at the local, state, and national level. Chris holds a BA from the University of Iowa.