Michelle Kwan Joins Clinton Campaign Staff

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 6:30 PM
Michelle Kwan Joins Clinton Campaign Staff

Former Olympian and figure skating world champion Michelle Kwan has joined Hilary Clinton's campaign as a paid staffer. According to CNN, Kwan will primarily work in surrogate outreach.

Kwan will work on surrogate outreach and will engage surrogates "to help reach key constituencies and discuss the issues that matter most to working families," the aide said Wednesday.

Kwan won medals in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics and was a five-time world champion figure skater.

Clinton has worked with Kwan before. The former figure skater worked as a Public Diplomacy Envoy at the Clinton State Department and worked as an advisor to Women-Lead, an initiative that facilitated high level U.S.-Chinese dialogues on women and girls.

Kwan's husband, Clay Pell, ran for governor of Rhode Island in 2014. He was defeated in the primaries.