Meeks Aide to Gillibrand

Brian Simon, a long-time aide to Rep. Greg Meeks, has left for a new job with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Simon will be Gillibrand’s deputy state director, according to a spokesman for Gillibrand who confirmed the hiring. Simon once considered running for City Council, but backed out after term limits were extended.

His departure from Meeks’ office comes as the congressman is under scrutiny for its ties to a charity which does not seem to have dispersed most of the money it raised. Meeks Aide to Gillibrand