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Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary

Brendan Quinn served as a special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. He resigned in February 2018 and now works as a special assistant in the Office of Public & Indian Housing at HUD.

Brendan Quinn, a former “special assistant” for the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Quinn, who attended the University of North Florida, has worked as a field associate for Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, on several political campaigns, and most recently, as a Vice President of “Gotham City Partners.”

Sources: [LinkedIn Profile for Brendan Quinn, accessed 06/19/17]

Special Interests

Americans for Prosperity (Resource Development on Public Lands)

Quinn worked as a field associate for the Northeast Florida Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed group that pushes pro-oil policies.

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Background Information

Previous Employers

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From 2014 to 2016 Brendan Quinn worked for Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-backed group that pushes “conservative causes and pro-oil policies.”

Before joining the Trump Administration, Brendan Quinn worked for Americans for Prosperity, first as a field associate and then as a task force field associate. Americans for Prosperity is a “powerful lobbying group” “founded and partly funded by the oil billionaire Koch Brothers” that pushes “conservative causes and pro-oil policies.”

[Kevin McDermott, “$1.84 gas briefly coming to St. Louis Friday — courtesy of Koch brothers,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17/12, Stephen Lacey, “Americans For Prosperity Calls Wind Tax Credit ‘Deplorable,’ But Defends Government Support Of Oil Companies,” ThinkProgress, 09/07/12, and Department of the Interior, FOIA Response, 06/07/17]

Financials

Department of the Interior salary: $66,510

[Brendan Quinn, ProPublica’s Trump Town, 03/15/18]

Other Information

In 2016, Brendan Quinn volunteered as a recount “observer” in Wisconsin for Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

Brendan Quinn, in 2016, volunteered for the Donald J. Trump campaign as an “observer” in the Wisconsin recount.

[Department of the Interior, FOIA Response, 06/07/17]