Adding intrigue to the idea that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will ditch his current gig to head his hometown chamber of commerce, the job will become vacant at year’s end, the group announced this afternoon.
Duffy admitted that he applied to head the Rochester Business Alliance last year. He said he pulled his name from consideration, though, amid ethical questions surrounding his duel interests.
Duffy, the former Rochester mayor, hasn’t committed to running for a second term with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and there’s a growing expectation that he won’t be on the ticket.
If he isn’t, the RBA post will conveniently be available at year’s end.
Rochester Business Alliance president Sandy Parker said today she will work through the end of the year.
“There is still work for me to do in the areas of health care and economic development here at Rochester Business Alliance,” she said in a statement.
And it’s a lucrative job: Parker makes close to $400,000 a year.