Thursday, December 21, 2006

Spitzer taps more staff

WCAUX TV Channel 3 News

very busy day with Spitzer Appointments...........andy

ALBANY, N.Y. Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer today disclosed his choices for heading several state offices, pending Senate confirmation. They include:_Carol Ash as commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
She has been executive director of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission since 1999. From 1985 to 1992, she was a regional director of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
_Gladys Carrión as commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services. She is the senior vice president for community development in the United Way of New York City. A lawyer, she has worked in several family service programs.
_Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez as secretary of state, a job that oversees several departments and can be a politically high-profile post.
Cortes-Vazquez is vice president of government and public affairs at Cablevision Systems Corporation. Her past includes serving as president of the Hispanic Federation from October 1998 to October 2004. In the 1990s, she was chief of staff to state Assemblyman Roberto Ramirez. And..........
Spitzer names
prison commissioner
ALBANY, N.Y. Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer wants to elevate a Pataki administration staffer to be his commissioner in charge of prisons.Brian Fisher, whose nomination requires Senate approval, would become commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services.
He has been the supervising superintendent of the department since 1991, first under Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo and then all 12 years under Governor George Pataki.
Fisher was also superintendent of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility and superintendent of the Queensboro Correctional Facility in New York City.
His background includes work as a parole officer for the state Addiction Control Commission from 1968 to 1975. And.....................(Buffalo Business First)


Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzer Thursday named nine top administrators, including David Swarts as commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Swarts will give up his post as Erie County Clerk for the Albany assignment. Swarts has held his county job since 1987 and was re-elected in November to another four-year term. Brian Fischer, superintendent at Sing Sing state prison, as commissioner of the state Department of Correctional Services. David Hansell, the chief of staff at the New York City Human Resources Administration, as commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; Laura Anglin, deputy state comptroller in the state Division of Retirement Services, as first deputy budget director; Richard Rifkin, who has held several top posts in Spitzer's attorney general office, will be a special counsel to the governor;

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