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Sarah Hurwitz

Former Chief Speechwriter for Michelle Obama
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama.  Hurwitz worked with the First Lady to craft widely-acclaimed addresses, traveling with her across America and to five continents.
 
Before the White House, Hurwitz was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign; senior speechwriter for President Obama’s 2008 campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign; deputy chief speechwriter for General Wesley Clark’s primary campaign; and speechwriter for Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Hurwitz was also a lawyer at the Washington, DC office of WilmerHale.
 
Hurwitz is Harvard College and Harvard Law School graduate, and was a spring 2017 Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. She is currently working on a book about Judaism.