Joseph Percoco, who has served as the Governor’s Executive Deputy Secretary, will leave the Administration by the end of the year. He has not only been a key Cuomo Administration staffer, but has served as a personal confidant of Gov. Cuomo.  He previously worked for Andrew Cuomo at HUD, in the Attorney General’s office, and also managed his gubernatorial campaigns.

Percoco will become a consultant for the state Democratic Party and will remain a key “external” adviser to the governor.