Lynn Cutler

  • Fall 1994

Lynn Cutler recently completed twelve years as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She is currently a Senior Vice President of The Kamber Group, as Washington, DC communications firm. Cutler has been a senior consultant at the firm since 1985. First elected to the DNC in 1981, Cutler served as the DNC's liaison to statewide and local elected officials. a teacher by training, Cutler entered into politics in 1962 because of the issues surrounding America's children. Appointed to the Iowa Commission on Children & Youth in 1963, she fought for legislation to protect children from child abuse and unfair labor practices. In 1974 Cutler was elected the first woman supervisor in Black Hawk County, Iowa. In 1980 and 1982, she ran for United States Congress in Iowa's third congressional district, losing by a narrow margin. President Carter appointed Cutler to the United States Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1977 and was chosen Vice Chair of the Commission in 1978. Cutler serves on the board on the National Endowment for Democracy, the Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research, the National Health Policy Council and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's Women's Council. She is also a founder of Democratic Women 2000 and is a Majority Council member of Emily's List.