White House's Lesser Engaged

Eric Lesser with mom, Gordon Brown and Alison Silber

Eric Lesser, longtime assistant to David Axelrod, took the plunge this weekend and proposed to girlfriend, Alison Silber. Lesser is now a deputy to Austan Goolsbee, head of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers.

The newly engaged couple has been dating for two years. Silber is a Maryland Law School graduate and clerks for DC Superior Court Associate Judge Zinora Mitchell-Rankin.

Lesser is a media favorite for his can-do spirit with the press corps. He returns to Harvard (where his undergrad buddies included Mark Zuckerberg) to attend law school in the fall.