Sharpton aide may join Chirlane McCray’s staff
theGRIO REPORT - Rachel Noerdlinger, top aide to Rev. Al Sharpton, may be joining the staff of New York City's new first lady Chirlane McCray.
Rachel Noerdlinger, top aide to Rev. Al Sharpton, may be joining the staff of New York City’s new first lady Chirlane McCray.
NY1 reports Noerdlinger may serve as a potential chief of staff to the first lady. McCray’s husband, Bill de Blasio, was elected as New York City mayor last fall.
This move would be another example of Sharpton’s strong influence on the city. As NY1 notes, while Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was in office (1994-2001), he refused to meet with Sharpton.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this week, two thirds of New York City voters say they are optimistic about the next four years with Bill de Blasio as mayor.
The poll also says: “As warmly as the de Blasio family was greeted in the campaign and on inauguration day, only about a quarter of voters want Chirlane McCray to have a major role at City Hall.”
A source close to theGrio confirms that Noerdlinger will be joining McCray as her chief of staff.
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