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PR Job Shift: From District Attorney To State Senator

PhillyClout considers Philadelphia the smallest town of 1.5 million people in the world. Take for example, Cathie Abookire, who spent more than a decade handling public relations for District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Abraham didn't run for re-election and just joined the law firm of Archer & Greiner. She will work out of the Haddonfield, N.J.- based firm's Philadelphia office, which hired state Sen. Larry Farnese a year ago.

PR Job Shift: From District Attorney To State Senator

PhillyClout considers Philadelphia the smallest town of 1.5 million people in the world.  Take for example, Cathie Abookire, who spent more than a decade handling public relations for District Attorney Lynne Abraham.  Abraham didn't run for re-election and just joined the law firm of Archer & Greiner. She will work out of the Haddonfield, N.J.- based firm's Philadelphia office, which hired state Sen. Larry Farnese a year ago.

And Farnese just hired Abookire to handle public relations for his state senate office.  She replaces Sheryl Linton Jones, who left Farnese's office seven weeks ago.  We caught up to Abookire as she was settling into Farnese's Philadelphia office today.

"I'm just thrilled to be here," she told us. "It's a great opportunity."  It's also a serious change of pace.  "It’s a big change," Abookire noted. "In the DA’s office my mandate of course was to avoid politics. And this job is completely the opposite.”

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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