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Gunther gets new chief of staff


June 5, 2012

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther’s chief of staff/legislative director, Steven Wilkinson, will leave her office at the end of June. Wilkinson will move to the New York State Department of Labor, serving as Deputy Director of Business Services in the Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions.

Allison Horan, who currently serves as Assemblywoman Gunther’s district director, will move into the position of chief of staff. Rachel Steingart will become director of constituent services. Tom Gatto will be returning to Gunther’s office as a legislative aide.

Patronage

What is going on here boys and girls is nothing more than patronage.

A political employee is burrowing into the administrative structure of the New York State government.

Not that this is anything new, but this is why there are problems in Washington, DC.