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article imageUS Justice Department hires liaison to gay community

By Bob Ewing     Aug 18, 2009 in Politics
Matt Nosanchuk, a former adviser to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), has been hired as a senior counselor to the assistant attorney general for civil rights.
OnTop magazine reports Tobias Wolff, a University of Pennsylvania professor, announced the hire in an email. Wolff headed Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee during the campaign.
Matt Nosanchuk would join the department as a senior counselor to acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Loretta King.
Nosanchuk was a top official in Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee and an Obama supporter.
Nosanchuk is a former adviser to Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida.
Wolff said Nosanchuk “will be the front office point person on LGBT issues for the DOJ Civil Rights division” among other duties.
Mainjustice adds a Department of Justice spokesperson Alejandro Miyar issued the following statement on Nosanchuk:
“Matt Nosanchuk joined the Civil Rights Division earlier this summer as a Senior Counselor. He brings extensive experience as a civil rights attorney from his time in Congress, as well as work in the non-profit and private sectors. Among his primary duties, Matt will help manage the Division’s Criminal Section and pursue key policy priorities. He will represent the Division in many capacities, including work with Congress and the LGBT community. He returns to the Justice Department after having been a career attorney in the Office of Policy Development during the Clinton Administration.”
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