O’Toole staffer leaving for McCain campaign

State Sen. Kevin O’Toole’s chief-of-staff, Dominick Fiorilli, is leaving that position to become John McCain’s Deputy Northeast Regional Campaign Manager.

Fiorilli, 27, will be working directly under Bill Stepien, the current regional campaign manager who worked as former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani’s national field director and ran state Sen. Bill Baroni’s campaign for Assembly in 2003.

Fiorilli starts next week. He will help coordinate the campaign in New York and New Jersey.

“I’m honestly humbled and just kind of floored by it,” he said, adding that O’Toole encouraged him to take the position. “I am unbelievably fortunate to work for someone who wouldn’t just give a tacit approval, but is actually thoroughly and enthusiastically supportive of the decision.”

Baroni is McCain’s State Chairman. O’Toole was also an early McCain backer and plays a prominent role in the state campaign as well.

O’Toole staffer leaving for McCain campaign