White House Appoints Jon Bon Jovi to Advisory Board

By Christopher Weber|Politics Daily

Jon Bon Jovi: rocker and . . . presidential adviser? It’s true. The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer has been appointed to the 25-member White House Council for Community Solutions.

In its announcement Tuesday, the White House said the new panel will “provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs.”

Bon Jovi, a long-time supporter of the Democratic Party, performed at President Obama’s inauguration. The Grammy winner heads the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a group devoted to ending homelessness.

Other appointees include eBay CEO John Donahoe; Paula Boggs, an executive vice president of Starbucks; and Patti Stonesifer, chair of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution.


“These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation,” the president said in the statement. “I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions.”

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