Barrientos Promoted, Kuo Pondering

 

A bit more Council news today: Pat Barrientos, who did press for David Weprin, landed a job as chief of staff for City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, of Brooklyn.

“He just quit smoking. Give him a plug and put him on the spot,” said a supportive political observer who also noted that among Barrientos’ career highlights was the time he walked into Room 9 to hand out press releases alerting reporters to the fact that Weprin was declining to comment about Eliot Spitzer’s brewing troubles.

(Weprin, who lost a race for city comptroller, is expected to run for his brother Mark’s Assembly seat. Mark vacated the seat in order to run for David’s Council seat.)

Eric Kuo, the spokesman for departing City Councilman Simcha Felder, is collecting businessman cards and weighing his options, as I put it.

“I’m waiting for options,” he politely corrected me.