Govenor Mal­loy shuf­fling cabi­net

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - News - By Bill Cum­mings bcum­mings@ ct­post. com

HART­FORD — Gov. Dan­nel P. Mal­loy is shuf­fling his cabi­net to find new lead­ers for the state tax and la­bor de­part­ments.

Mal­loy an­nounced Fri­day that La­bor Com­mis­sioner Scott Jackson will now serve as Depart­ment of Rev­enue Ser­vices com­mis­sioner. The la­bor depart­ment’s deputy com­mis­sioner, Kurt Westby, will move to the com­mis­sioner’s job.

"Both Scott and Kurt have pro­vided ex­cep­tional ser­vice with the Depart­ment of La­bor and I am cer­tain their tran­si­tion into their new roles will be a seam­less move," Mal­loy said.

Jackson be­came la­bor com­mis­sioner since Jan­uary 2016, and is a former mayor of Ham­den. He suc­ceeds Kevin Sul­li­van as the head of DRS, who de­parted in May to pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties.

"I look for­ward to join­ing the ded­i­cated pub­lic ser­vants who staff DRS and con­tinue the ex­cep­tional work ini­ti­ated by Com­mis­sioner Sul­li­van," Jackson said. "I am ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity.”

Westby be­gan serv­ing as deputy la­bor com­mis­sioner in Fe­bru­ary 2016. Prior to that, he was a con­sul­tant for the SEIU union, where he man­aged ne­go­ti­a­tions in Con­necti­cut, as well as in Florida and New Or­leans.

"I’m hon­ored to serve the cit­i­zens and work­ers of Con­necti­cut and con­sider it a high re­spon­si­bil­ity to be en­trusted with the depart­ment and its fine staff," Westby said.

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