Joseph Moves Up
by Paul Bass | Nov 23, 2011 4:28 pm
Posted to: City Hall
Mayor John DeStefano’s even-keeled spokesman is leaving City Hall for the state Capitol, to be replaced by an alumnus of the New Haven Register city desk.
Adam Joseph’s last day as mayoral spokesman is Friday. Monday he begins work as press secretary for the Senate Democrats at the state legislature. He will oversee a staff of six people; he will report to new Senate Democrats Chief of Staff Derek Slap—who himself is a former spokesman for New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.
Joseph (pictured), who’s 30, has worked in New Haven City Hall for three years as a state legislative liaison, policy aide, and, since February, mayoral spokesman. He established a reputation as a reliable, smart distiller of information never flustered amid even the most hectic, harsh news cycles. He knows the state Capitol scene well; he previously served as an aide to then-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
Joseph’s replacement as mayoral spokesman is Elizabeth Benton. Benton left her job as New Haven Register City Hall reporter in April 2010 to join the DeStefano administration as aldermanic liaison.
She is the 11th person to serve as John DeStefano’s official spokesperson since he became mayor on Jan. 1, 1994. Or maybe she’s the 12th; depends how you count. Click here to read more about that.
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Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of the residents of the city and best of luck in the new job.
I will certainly miss working with you my friend! You are an amazing a wonderful person. Thanks for everything that you’ve done for me. You will be missed!
posted by: Ora on November 23, 2011 6:33pm
The never ending revolving doors of this administration. And an expensive one at that!
Congratulations Adam. A job you well deserved.
Congrate’s Adam, you are free of the games.
And Congrate’s Elizabeth…reminder: remember who you were when you were the peoples reporter. I remember that Elizabeth that we counted on for the truth.
Best of Luck Adam & thank you for your years of service!
Joseph moves from defending the indefensible locally, to defending what should be indefensible at the state level. In the meantime, what is clear is that people at his level work for DeStefano either to rehab themselves, or to do time while they wait for something better; or, they use us for a farm team to get experience so they can move on to somthing better.