After a tough campaign, some political operatives might kick back for a while. And it seems like a person who worked from the 2005 beginning of mayoral election season straight through to the May 1, 2007, special election in Ward 4 would deserve a long vacation.

Not John Falcicchio. The guy who was “Johnny Business” for the Fenty campaign team, and helped engineer Ward 4 Councilmember-elect Muriel Bowser‘s victory, took only three work days off before starting his new gig in the mayor’s office.

When LL made his weekly paper delivery to the mayor’s John A. Wilson Building bullpen this morning, Falcicchio was in the middle of things, talking on the phone and chatting with other staff. He started work on Monday as a senior advisor to the mayor.

Falcicchio was mum on the specifics of his new job, but “it doesn’t involve talking to the press,” he said.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery