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Christine Falvey leaving as Ed Lee’s spokeswoman

May 31, 2016

 By C.W. Nevius : sfchronicle – excerpt

Relentlessly upbeat Christine Falvey called last week to say she is leaving her job as spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee.

“I came here for what was supposed to be a one-year deal,” she said, “and it turned out to be five years.”

Falvey and Lee go way back, all the way to 2003 when Lee was head of the Department of Public Works and appointed her communications director. At the time, The Chronicle was running a feature called Chronicle Watch, which pointed out urban problems in the city and ran a photo of the city official who was responsible for fixing it.

“My job was to keep his picture out of Chron Watch,” Falvey said…

Falvey says she’s taking some time to be home with her husband and two children but predicts she’ll be back in City Hall at some point. She will be replaced by Deirdre Hussey, a former managing editor at the Examiner and former spokeswoman for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. We’re predicting that the feisty Hussey will be quite a change for the mayor’s communications staff…  (more)

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