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By Matt Stevens

Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray has added some new and needed faces into the upper ranks of his office. He plans to restore the confidence of D.C. residents by bringing in District outsiders, a move that breaks with past traditions of local government.

Gray announced the appointment of Christopher Murphy as his new chief of staff. He is joined by incoming Deputy Chief of Staff Andrea Pringle. Both new hires were welcomed in a press conference Tuesday.

“I think you want some fresh faces, some fresh eyes on the business of government,” Gray said in an interview reported in The Washington Post.

“They’re not newcomers. They’re just newcomers to D.C. government,” Gray said.

Murphy joins Gray’s team from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where…

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