Monday, August 24, 2015

Figure skating champion Michelle Kwan joins Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign

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NEW YORK — Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs.

The nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a U.S. public diplomacy envoy. Her paid role with the Clinton campaign will include discussing issues that matter to working families. 

Kwan says she is "really excited to join the team."

While at the State Department, Kwan served as an adviser to Women-Lead, a program focused on opportunities for women and girls in both countries. She worked closely with the secretary of state's Office of Global Women's Issues and is a member of the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, which also was launched by Clinton.

Kwan's husband, Clay Pell, was unsuccessful last year in his bid to become governor of Rhode Island.

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