Winograd, Morely

Democrat Chair

Morley Winograd

Morley Winograd served as Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party from 1973 to 1979. As Chairman, he served in a leadership position with the Association of State Democratic Chairs and was its President in the final two years of the Carter administration. In 1988, he began working with leaders of the Democratic Leadership Council, among them then-Governor Bill Clinton and then-Senator Al Gore, on developing the first successful information age political agenda. That same year, Winograd also chaired Al Gore’s presidential primary campaign in Michigan. As a member of the Democratic Leadership Council, in 1991, Winograd served as Parliamentarian at the National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was appointed as the Senior Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore Jr. and Director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government [1] in December 1997. During the Clinton administration’s second term, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR) introduced the first surveys of customer satisfaction with government agencies in the history of the republic, created the first comprehensive website for the federal government, and changed the incentive system for senior executives in the federal government to focus on achievement of specific performance objectives, improvements in customer satisfaction, and involvement of agency employees in decision-making.

Morely Winowgrad

Interviewed by Doug Ross
70 minutes, June 14, 2013