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Partisan Politics or Reaching Across Party Lines – the Balancing Act for Trump’s Legislative Priorities:
A Conversation with Paul Teller
Thursday, October 19 at 5:30pm
Sanford School 04
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Paul Teller graduated cum laude in 1993 from Duke University in Durham, NC, where he got his B.A. in political science. Paul was the President of the Duke Club of Washington from 2008-2010 (and still serves on the Club’s board of directors, where he is focused on building the Duke Politics and Policy Network). He served for four years on the Board of Directors of the Duke University Alumni Association—and was on the Board’s executive committee for one year of that.
In January 2014, he became Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas—and in September 2014, the senator elevated him to Chief of Staff, where he served until August of 2016. After a brief stint helping build two nonprofit organizations inspired by Senator Cruz’s nationwide grassroots network, President Donald Trump in January 2017 named him Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he operates in the White House as a conservative liaison to House and Senate conservatives—and to the Conservative Movement at large.
The Washington Post described Paul as “one of the most influential conservative aides in Congress.” Roll Call newspaper twice named Paul as one of its “Fabulous 50” Hill staffers for 2012—and once again in 2013. Paul was named “Capitol Hill Staffer of the Year” in 2012 at the Weyrich Awards Dinner, a gathering of top leaders of the Conservative Movement. And The Hill newspaper recently profiled him upon his elevation to Senator Cruz’s chief of staff, calling Paul “the agitator-in-chief.”