Committee of 70 Names New CEO

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Election watchdog group the Committee of 70 has named David Thornburgh as its new CEO. He has been the Executive Director of the Fels Institute of Government at Penn for the past seven years.

“Thanks to David’s strong background in public policy and economic development, we are confident that he is the right person to lead Seventy into the future,” Committee of 70 board chairman Michael Carbone said in a statement.

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Daily News Correction: Our Ex-Editor Didn’t Say ‘Horse Manure’

There’s a fantastic correction in today’s Daily News:

In yesterday’s “Chillin’ Wit’” column, a fond farewell to former Daily News editor Zack Stalberg as he heads west to New Mexico, Stalberg was misquoted as using the term “horse manure.” He responded: “I demand a correction. Does anyone really think I would use the word ‘manure’?” No. Stalberg actually said “horse s—.” And that’s no bull manure.

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Zack Stalberg to Leave Philadelphia for New Mexico

Zack Stalberg is leaving Philadelphia.

Stalberg, the former Daily News editor and head of elections-watchdog group the Committee of 70, announced this morning he’s leaving the organization to move to New Mexico. He had been in charge of the Committee since 2005. Previously, he was editor of the Daily News for 20 years.

“I spent 45 years in two similar high wire acts, which seems like plenty to me,” Stalberg said in the most esoteric of the many quotes sent out in a press release. “As the Redford character says at a point in The Electric Horseman, ‘I have just retired from public life.’” There is no word if Stalberg will travel across the country as Robert Redford’s character did in the 1979 film (on a $12 million electric horse stolen from a cereal company).

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