Paterson Aides Shuffle Up

ALBANY—David Paterson just announced he is elevating a staffer to fill the post of first deputy secretary to the governor.
Valerie Grey, whose appointment will take effect Monday, fills a position left empty when Larry Schwartz was elevated to secretary to the governor after Bill Cunningham resigned. He was originally hired as first deputy secretary to replace Sean Patrick Maloney, who left in December.
This is a small aftershock to the staff shake-up Paterson went through in February.
Grey began her career in the State Assembly and currently serves as assistant deputy secretary for health and human services.
In her new post, she will be paid $173,000 a year.

Paterson Aides Shuffle Up