New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo is keeping his post, despite the sudden departure of the official who appointed him.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer today responded to reports that he has been a regular patron of a prostitution service by announcing that he will step down Monday.
New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson is set to succeed Spitzer.
Paterson, a former member of the state Senate, has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a law degree from Hofstra University. He is legally blind, and he has been a strong advocate for improving enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From 1999 to 2003, while Spitzer was the New York attorney general, Dinallo served as the chief of the securities bureau within the attorney general’s office.
Dinallo left for the private sector in 2003.