Former Gov. David Paterson has a new gig, courtesy of the man who succeeded him.
Paterson — who has taken to the airwaves as a drive time radio host in New York City — will serve on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. (Kudos to the Daily News’ Ken Lovett, who had the scoop.)
“Governor Paterson has dedicated his life to working for the people of this state and I am excited that he will continue his public service at the MTA,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Governor Paterson’s energy, expertise, and experience will benefit the millions of New Yorkers who rely on the MTA every day. I look forward to working together as we continue to reform the MTA and improve service for New Yorkers.”
Paterson, a Democrat, was governor from 2008 to 2010, taking over for Eliot Spitzer after Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal. Prior to that, he was minority leader of the state Senate.
He’ll take over the spot on the MTA board vacated by Nancy Shevell — the wife of Paul McCartney — who resigned in January. Paterson’s nomination has to be OK’d by the state Senate.
The position is unpaid.
(AP Photo/Mike Groll)