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Katie Horst, part of a local power couple who are a local version of James Carville and Mary Matalin, has left the Bellone administration to become district director for Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills).
Horst, a Democrat who had worked for the past year as a county executive assistant, joined Israels staff last month.
Horst is married to Bill Faulk, a long-time legislative aide to Edward Romaine when was a county lawmaker. When Romaine became Brookhaven Supervisor, Faulk became an executive assistant in the Brookhaven Planning Department.
Faulk is also currently a GOP contender for the nomination for the First Assembly District seat recently vacated by new Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro.