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March 2, 2011
(Hartford, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed Dan DeSimone to be the director of Connecticut's state office in Washington D.C. DeSimone will work with Connecticut's Congressional Delegation and coordinate Connecticut's federal legislative and policy work on behalf of Governor Malloy.
"Dan has a proven record of success in helping states implement their legislative agendas in Washington," said Governor Malloy. "I've made no secret about the fact I am going to be knocking on doors in Washington frequently to ensure that more federal tax dollars come back to Connecticut for transportation and other capital investment projects. Dan's experience in this arena will be critical. His expertise will help Connecticut aggressively re-position itself and ensure we are taking every opportunity to make Connecticut strong again."
"I'm honored that Governor Malloy has seen fit to hire me in this new and challenging capacity," said DeSimone. "Connecticut is a small state, but its Congressional delegation has always been strong. I look forward to working with them to help implement Governor Malloy's agenda in Connecticut."
For the past two years, DeSimone has been the Director of the State of Oregon's Washington Office, where he offered strategic advice to Governor Ted Kulongoski and other state officials to achieve policy goals for Oregon and the northwest region. He helped the state navigate major policy issues including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Affordable Care Act, and the Dodd-Frank Financial Services reform. DeSimone worked closely with Oregon's Congressional Delegation to push state-specific priorities in Washington, including projects such as the pivotal West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean Health, and a major bi-state transportation project - the Columbia River Crossing.
Prior to his work for the State of Oregon, DeSimone was the Director of the Office of Federal Relations for the National Association of State Treasurers where he advised State Treasurers on developing federal policy goals. From 2001-2003, DeSimone spent two years as the Assistant Director at the Government Finance Officers Association, helping to implement the Government Finance Officers national policy agenda and working with various committees to build best practices and stronger public policy. He was also a legislative aide to a midwestern Congresswoman.
DeSimone graduated from James Madison University and lives in Washington D.C.
For Immediate Release: March 2, 2011
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