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Barry Goodwin was a chair of the DNC, advisor to Matt Santos’s presidential campaign, and head of President-Elect Santos’s transition team.

Late into Santos’s campaign, and due to its perceived struggles being blamed on current manager Josh Lyman, Goodwin seemingly joined other advisors’ recommendation to the candidate that he replace Josh with the more experienced—and at the moment also running mate—Leo McGarry. While this didn’t happen and Lyman would go on to become Santos’s Chief Of Staff after his win, he still picked Goodwin rather than Lyman to head the transition process, to Josh’s dismay.

He is portrayed by John Aylward.

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