Replacing a Pataki Holdover

One of the last George Pataki holdovers to walk the halls of second floor in the Capitol has been replaced.

Karen Paikin, who was Pataki's — and for a short time, Eliot Spitzer's — Jewish liaison, was replaced today by Ross Wallenstein, an aide to Rep. Gary Ackerman of Queens and Nassau.

Here's an email from Wallenstein announcing the move:

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

I want to let you all know that after 4 years working for Congressman
Ackerman, today is my last day.

I am moving on to work for Governor Eliot Spitzer, where I will be
doing Intergovernmental Affairs and Jewish Community Affairs.

After today, you can feel free to reach me by cell phone at
917-###-#### or at

I will send out my new contact information when I get it.

All the best,


Replacing a Pataki Holdover