Breaking: Former NY GOP chairman will head ORDA in Adirondacks

The Albany Times-Union is reporting that Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has tapped a “well-known GOP figure” to head the Olympic Regional Development Authority in the Adirondacks.

Pat Barrett…former Republican state chairman from Central New York who also helped Andrew Cuomo with his campaign is being named as chairman of ORDA,  the Olympic Regional Development Authority, administration sources confirmed.

Barrett now serves on the board and the current chairman Joe Martens, who is heading to DEC will continue to serve as an ex-officio member.  Barrett chaired the state Republican committee from 1989 to 1991.

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