Michelle Paterson: No One Would Have Asked David to Quit His Job

DENVER—The First Lady of New York, Michelle Paige Paterson, said this morning that media inquiries about whether she would quit her job when her husband unexpectedly became governor earlier this year struck her as “a little bit out of touch.”

Speaking to the New York delegation at a breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel, Paterson said, “Like so many of you, I have a daughter in college and a son not far behind.” She added that beyond economics, “I love my job and I have worked hard to get where I am.”

“I am proud of the work I do everyday,” Paterson said. “If I was the one serving as governor, nobody would be asking David he would quit his job.”


Paterson is the the Director of Community and Government Affairs at North General Hospital in Harlem.