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Marty Irby Leaves Whitfield To Work At HSUS



In an email posted by The Cavalry Group Marty Irby has announced that he will be leaving the staff of Rep. Ed Whitfield and joining the Humane Society of the United States as their Director of Rural Outreach and Equine Protection.  Irby will join the HSUS on February 8, 2015.

Rep. Whitfield has previously announced that he will not seek re-election.  Whitfield is currently under an ethics investigation and Irby and Connie Whitfield, the wife of Rep. Whitfield were at the heart of the ethics violations committed by Rep. Whitfield.  Connie Whitfield also works for HSUS.

Below is an excerpt from the email sent by Irby.

Dear Friends:

As many of you know, tomorrow, February 5th will be my last day in the office of Congressman Ed Whitfield. It is a very bittersweet time leaving Team Whitfield and Capitol Hill, mostly because I feel like I’m leaving a family. I am however, very excited that beginning Monday, I will be serving as the Director of Rural Outreach and Equine Protection at the Humane Society of the United States—working with a great team on the animal welfare and equine issues that are near and dear to my heart.

Since 2013, my time on Capitol Hill has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.  I feel very fortunate to have served the people of the First District of Kentucky alongside some of the most brilliant, dedicated, and kind hearted individuals I have ever known— and I am proud to call each of them my friends.  I’m also deeply honored to have served such a caring, kind, compassionate, and genuine boss, mentor, and friend in Congressman Ed Whitfield – the Distinguished Gentleman from Kentucky. I’ll still be living on the hill, visiting Congressional offices, continuing work on my Master’s at Wesley Seminary, and now spending a few days each week in Gaithersburg, MD.

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