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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Legislature Appoints New Chief Deputy Clerk

Chief Deputy Clerk Dan Dubois sits at his desk.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Suffolk lawmakers on June 23 unanimously approved the appointment of Daniel Dubois as chief deputy clerk to the county legislature.

Dubois, a lifelong resident of Suffolk County, steps into the role after serving as a legislative aide since 2016, first in the 2nd legislative district office of Legislator Bridget Fleming and then in the 7th legislative district office of Presiding Officer Rob Calarco.

“Dan has done incredible work as a legislative aide in my district office. He knows this legislative body well and is someone we can rely on to get the job done and to do it exceedingly well,” said Presiding Officer Calarco. “He will be a valuable addition to the clerk’s office as we incorporate new initiatives and adapt to new ways of governing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The legislature clerk’s office is responsible for keeping and maintaining records and facilitating public access to information and documents. The chief deputy clerk position was most recently held by Amy Ellis, who became clerk to the legislature on April 28.

“When Dan was in my district office, I knew him to be extremely intelligent and conscientious and I’m certain he will bring these qualities to the clerk’s office. I look forward to working with Dan in this new position and am grateful for his offer of service, especially with the new demands on the clerk’s office posed by the coronavirus crisis,” said Legislator Fleming.

Dubois graduated from Stony Brook University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. His first experience working in Suffolk County government was in 2011 when he interned in 6th District Legislator Sarah Anker’s office. He lives in Port Jefferson Station with his wife, Christina, and their nearly 2-year-old daughter, Claire.

“Thank you to the members of the Suffolk County Legislature for the trust they have placed in me with this appointment,” Dubois said. “The clerk’s office does tremendously important work, and I am hopeful that I can be an asset to our clerk, Amy Ellis, and the rest of the staff in my new role. I have had the opportunity to work in two district offices since coming to the legislature four years ago, and I am looking forward to working for the entire legislature in service of the residents of Suffolk County.”

Caption for above photo: Daniel Dubois of Port Jefferson Station has been appointed to serve as the chief deputy clerk to the Suffolk County Legislature.

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