Running for office is always a risk if you are already a city employee, because you have to quit your job to do it. Democrat Bill Rubin, who worked in the commissioners' office for 25 years, made that leap when he ran against GOP Councilman Brian O'Neill last year and lost.
But Rubin, who has been doing consulting work for DC-33, the city's blue-collar union, has landed on his feet.
He tried to return to the commissioners, but that didn't happen, so now he is the new deputy director of fraud investigations for City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
Rubin says that he will no longer consult for the union and that his background doing financial work for the commissioners and as former vice chairman of the pension board gives him keen insight into how government works.