Bill de Blasio Says He’s Setting Up a Clear Chain of Command for City Hall

Bill de Blasio with his new high-ranking staffers, Anthony Shorris, Dominic Williams and Emma Wolfe.
Bill de Blasio with his new high-ranking staffers, Anthony Shorris, Dominic Williams and Emma Wolfe.

Unveiling his first deputy mayor and two other top administration posts today, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio stressed that a potent right-hand man would be pivotal to the day-to-day functioning of City Hall.

Anthony Shorris, the soon-to-be first deputy mayor, will be a crucial figure over the coming years, Mr. de Blasio said. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Says He’s Setting Up a Clear Chain of Command for City Hall”

Bill de Blasio Staffs Up for 2013

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Bill de Blasio (Photo: Getty)

The Republicans aren’t the only ones making moves in next year’s mayoral race before voters head to the polls this year. Emma Wolfe, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s chief of staff, is leaving her role in his government office to join his own still-unannounced campaign for Gracie Mansion.

“I’m writing to let you know I’m moving on from the Public Advocate’s office — albeit not too far. I’ll be working for Bill for his New Yorkers for de Blasio campaign committee,” Ms. Wolfe wrote in a staff email today. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Staffs Up for 2013”