By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, who leaves office next week, has landed a new job as head of the local United Way.

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Jim Cawley says the more he considered the job as CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the more he viewed it as a continuation of his public service.

“I’m hoping that, with the work that I’ve done certainly for the last ten years — six as a county commissioner in Bucks County and then the last four years as lieutenant governor is going to translate into an ability to open doors,” said Cawley.

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And convince donors to open checkbooks.  Cawley says he’s eager to focus on the United Way’s work to promote literacy, job training and encouraging healthy lifestyles.  He begins February 9.

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