Alexander & Cleaver, one of the top lobbying firms in Annapolis, has added another former Maryland lawmaker to its team: Murray D. Levy.
Levy, an affable Democrat who represented Charles County for more than six years in the House of Delegates, said Saturday that he started working for Alexander & Cleaver on a part-time basis about two weeks ago.
Levy, an accountant who also previously served as president of the Charles County Commissioners, said he was hired to focus on issues affecting Southern Maryland and expects to become drawn into a variety of matters in Annapolis, including some involving state finances.
“They wanted somebody from Southern Maryland who can work with people from Southern Maryland,” said Levy, who did not seek reelection to the House of Delegates last year.
He said part of the appeal of working for the firm was the part-time nature of the job, which will not require him to be in Annapolis every day during the legislative session.
“If I wanted to be there every day, I probably would have run again,” said Levy, who served on the Appropriations Committee during his tenure.
Alexander & Cleaver serves a broad range of corporate and nonprofit clients.
Two of the 10 other lobbyists with the firm are former lawmakers: Gary R. Alexander, a former speaker pro tem in the House of Delegates; and Casper R. Taylor Jr., a former House speaker, for whom an office building in Annapolis is named.
Alexander & Cleaver reported nearly $3.4 million in compensation from its clients between November 2009 and October 2010, second only to that reported by the Annapolis lobbying firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver.