Mike Donilon Bio | Wiki
Mike Donilon is an American lawyer and campaign consultant. Currently, he serves as President Joe Biden’s Senior Advisor, a role he was assigned in November 2020. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as Counselor to the Vice President under Vice President Joe Biden.
Donilon also worked with Joe Biden in 2008 when he was a vice-presidential candidate preparing him for the debates and also as a traveling advisor. Since 1981, he has been an advisor and consultant to Vice President Biden.
Mike Donilon Age
Donilon was born on December 25, 1957, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. He is 64 years old.
Mike Donilon Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m).
Mike Donilon Family
Donilon’s brothers are Tom Donilon and Terry Donilon. Their father Ed Donilon worked in manufacturing and was head of the Providence School Board. Their mother Theresa Donilon was involved in neighborhood politics and was an activist in the union that bargained for school clerical employees.
Tom Donilon, was the national security adviser of President Barack Obama and now counsels Biden. Mike’s sister-in-law, Catherine Russell, was the chief of staff to Jill Biden when she was the second lady and now co-chairs the Biden campaign. Terry Donilon works as a Communication Director for Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Mike Donilon Wife
Donilon is married to his wife whose name is still unknown to the public. Together, they have two children whose names also remain unknown.
Mike Donilon Education
He graduated from La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. Donilon received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.
Mike Donilon Career
Donilon has been an advisor to candidates and worked on their campaigns in numerous important races including Harris Wofford’s upset victory over Dick Thornburgh to become Senator for the state of Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton’s successful run for the White House in 1992, and Douglas Wilder’s historic campaign and victory for the governorship of Virginia in 1989.
In the past, Donilon has also worked on campaigns for Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ), Vice President Al Gore (D-D.C), and Senators such as Bill Nelson (D-FL), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Joe Liberman (I-CT), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Senator John Edwards (D-NC), Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and former Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN).
Mike Donilon Senior Advisor | Biden
Donilon is a longtime advisor to Joe Biden. During Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, he held significant influence as the chief strategist. Donilon helped develop a campaign strategy that had a three-pronged message. Speaking to the New York Times after the 2020 Presidential election, he said that:
‘The election was about the ‘soul of the nation’; that the threatened middle class was the ‘backbone of the nation’; and that what was most needed was to ‘unify the nation.’ According to Donilon, ‘only Biden could restore the nation’s soul, repair its backbone, and unify it.” He added that the election was really about character and values as opposed to issues and ideology.’
Other appointees in the Biden administration include:
Cedric Richmond – Senior Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.
Ron Klain – Chief of Staff
Michelle Lujan Grisham – Leader of Health and Human Services department
Tony Blinken – National Security Advisor
Andy Levin – Secretary of Labor
Lael Brainard – Secretary of the Treasury
Alejandro Mayorkas – U. S Secretary of Homeland Security
Susan Rice – Secretary of State
Janet Yellen – Secretary of Treasury
Michèle Flournoy – Secretary of Defense
Annie Tomasini – Director of Oval Office Operations
Avril Haines – Director of National Intelligence
Jake Sullivan – National Security Advisor
Mike Donilon Net Worth
Donilon has been a lawyer and an advisor to many candidates for many years. Since 1981, he has been an advisor and consultant to Joe Biden. There is no doubt, therefore, that he has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Donilon’s estimated net worth is $20 million.
Is Mike Donilon Married
Not much is known about Donilon’s wife. However, the couple is known to have two children who are fully grown, according to Celeb Tribune.