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CTNJ: Former Obama official to head Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood

HARTFORD, Conn. — David Wilkinson, who most recently served as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation under President Barack Obama, isn’t concerned about taking a job that might only last 21 months.

Wilkinson, 39, was nominated Thursday to head the Office of Early Childhood, which was created four years ago by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Malloy announced just last week he wasn’t going to be seeking re-election.

But that didn’t bother Wilkinson who seemed more than excited at a Capitol press conference to move to Hartford and take the job.

Read the full story on CT News Junkie.

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