Harold McEwen Ickes was deputy White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton. Ickes chaired Clinton’s presidential campaign in New York in 1992. Before that, he was a senior advisor to David Dinkins’ successful mayoral election in 1989. In 2000, he was a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign. He now heads the Media Fund, a 527 committee. Since 2005 Ickes has been associated with a progressive data collection and voter file organization called “Data Warehouse”, now “Catalist”. He currently serves as Catalist’s President.
He is the son of Harold L. Ickes, who was Secretary of the Interior under Franklin D. Roosevelt.