National Jewish Democratic Council

Location: Washington, DC
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

David A. Harris President & CEO

The National Jewish Democratic Council is a Jewish political organization that calls itself "the national voice of Jewish Democrats." The NJDC's goals include strengthening Jewish support for Democratic candidates, educating Democratic politicians about Jewish policy priorities, building a just American society, and supporting Israel. The NJDC has worked to increase Jewish support for the current administration's positions on women's rights, energy, health care, and the separation of church and state. The NJDC advances its agenda through conferences, advertisements and media outreach.

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David A. Harris served as president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council from 2009 to 2013. He previously served as NJDC's deputy executive director for seven years. He entered politics in 1992 as a congressional campaign manager and went on to serve as a congressional fellow for the late Senator Paul Simon, executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition, and director of governmental and public affairs for the American Jewish Congress. A native of West Lafayette, Ind., Harris studied at Washington University in St. Louis.

Institution Total Expenses $645,739 3
Employees 6 3
Salary $171,200
Overpaid by 3%
Institution Total Expenses $996,197
Employees 10
Salary $171,200
Institution Total Expenses $1,232,051
Salary $171,200 2
Salary $171,200 4
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
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7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor's salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
12 Annualized
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015

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