From the Washington Post:
Incoming first lady Michelle Obama has tapped Jackie Norris, President-elect Barack Obama’s Iowa state director to be her chief of staff. Norris, a high school government and history teacher and long-time Iowa Democrat, was former vice president Al Gore’s Iowa political director in the 2000 presidential campaign and was finance director for former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack in 1998.
Norris is half of one of Iowa’s premier political couples. Her husband is Iowa political honcho John Norris, who was Sen. John Kerry’s state director during Kerry’s 2004 presidential run and had been Vilsack’s chief of staff. John Norris also ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2002.