Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Parker expects Duffy to apply for RBA leadership

Posted By on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy. - FILE PHOTO
  • Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy.
This is a corrected version of this blog; Monday, June 9,2014

Sandy Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, says she expects Bob Duffy to reapply for her job. Parker retires at the end of the year and Duffy, currently New York's lieutenant governor, isn't running on Governor Cuomo's re-election ticket this fall. 

"I would be very surprised if he doesn't throw his hat in the ring," Parker said during an interview today. "He's going to be finished with his responsibilities at the end of the year. Do I think he would be a good candidate for the job? Absolutely. But I'm not part of the selection process." 

Duffy interviewed for the RBA job last year, but withdrew from consideration when the news went public. It has been widely speculated that he'd reapply, given Parker's impending departure. Parker even delayed her retirement a year, though she's never said she did it to give Duffy a chance to finish out his term as lieutenant governor. 

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