Debbie Cox Bultan has twenty-five years of experience in center-left politics, public policy and non-profit leadership. She currently serves as founding Executive Director of the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a national network of 140 pro-growth progressive elected leaders at the state and local levels who are championing ideas to grow the economy, expand opportunity and make government work better.
Ms. Bultan previously served as Executive Director for the Civic Leadership Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit that prepares underserved youth for college, career and civic life. Prior to helping launch NewDEAL, Ms. Bultan spent fifteen years at the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) where she served in a number of capacities, including National Political Director and Chief of Staff. Among her accomplishments at the DLC was the development of a network of, and policy tools for, state and local elected officials across the country.
Ms. Bultan is also a veteran of numerous political campaigns in California. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and their two children.