Dunleavy Takes Charge, Jumps From Capitol Watch TV To Capitol

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Marty Dunleavy, stalwart political operative, commentator and all-around New Haven good guy, has stepped up to a new role — clerk of the state House of Representatives. He\’s already left Dudchik\’s Capitol Report TV panel.

\”I\’m just very honored to be chosen by the Speaker. It\’s a tremendous opportunity to be back where I started. I started as a bulletin clerk for the state legislature in 1982,\’\’ said Dunleavy, who is 56 and will earn $27,000 for the part-time job.

\”You are a traffic cop. You make sure things are running on time. You make sure the paperwork flows smoothly between the house and senate and the governor\’s office.\”

Dunleavy\’s political cred stretches back decades. He\’s a former labor organizerr, political director of the state AFL-CIO, a onetime New Haven alderman and member of the executive board of the Democratic National Committee.

Duchik, meanwhile, is looking for an outspoken liberal with an over-sized personality who can match wits with the formidable Chris Healy on his weekly FOX-CT show.

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