Friday, January 14, 2000

Ex-Voinovich aide hired as Taft cabinet official

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — Gov. Bob Taft has turned to the administration of former Gov. George Voinovich to find a top aide.

        Mr. Taft on Thursday announced the hiring of Paolo DeMaria, a former budget director for Mr. Voinovich, to become his director of cabinet affairs and policy adviser.

        Mr. DeMaria replaces Scott Borgemenke, who left the administration this month after one year on the job. Mr. Bor gemenke is now a consultant to the Ohio Senate Republican campaign caucus.

        Mr. DeMaria was an assistant budget director for Mr. Voinovich, then was budget director for two years after Gregory Browning resigned. He also was a fiscal analyst for the Senate Republicans.

        Most recently, Mr. DeMaria was fiscal reform adviser to the Republic of Armenia.

        He assumes his new post on Feb. 16.


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