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Posted: Aug. 27, 2003

CASTLE: CHIEF OF STAFF IS LEAVING

Washington -- Delaware Congressman Michael N. Castle announced Aug. 12 that his longtime chief of staff, Paul Leonard, will be leaving his office to take a position in the private sector. He has accepted the position of director of government affairs for the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington.

"Paul Leonard has been a loyal and dedicated employee on behalf of the people of Delaware. Over the past ten years, he has assisted me on a wide variety of legislative efforts. From the 1994 Crime Bill, efforts to balance the budget and key financial services and education legislation, including this year's Head Start bill, Paul has been extremely dedicated in helping me represent Delaware and making good public policy. He has also been a professional and steady presence managing my office and helping to lead my staff during the past decade, Castle said.

"His new position is an excellent opportunity for him. We will miss Paul, but he will bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to his new position with the new Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable."      

Leonard has been with Congressman Castle for more than ten years, helping to establish his Washington office when the former two-term governor of Delaware entered Congress in January 1993. He served as Castle's legislative director from 1993 to 1995 and has been his chief of staff from 1995 to the present.  Leonard has worked in the House of Representatives for 22 years. Prior to joining Congressman Castle, he served on the staffs of former Representatives Bill Lowery and William Carney.

Leonard will leave the Castle office September 12. A replacement has not yet been named.

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