The latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a hat-tip to LobbyTools, here is latest on who is on and who is off the legislative staffing merry-go-round. 

On: Brian Logan is in as acting staff director of the House Office of the Majority Leader, replacing Jeff Takacs. Logan was the the staff director of the House Office of the Majority Whip.

Off: Ieva Smidt is no longer an executive assistant to the chief of staff in the House Speaker’s Office.

Off: Katie Patchett has left her position as a legislative analyst in the House Speaker Pro Tempore Office.

On: Nikolas Pascual is the new legislative assistant for Rep. Jose Felix Diaz.

Off: Nick Corvino no longer serves as district secretary for Rep. Jason Brodeur.

Off: David DaPonte is out as legislative assistant for Rep. John Tobia

Off: John Rodriguez is no longer the legislative assistant for Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.

On: Teri Cariota is Rep. Vasilinda’s new district assistant.

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