Gov. Larry Hogan has promoted the former running mate of a rival for the 2014 Republican nomination as part of a staff reshuffle, his office said Tuesday.
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, who ran for lieutenant governor along with then-Harford County Executive David R. Craig, will become deputy chief of staff. She previously served as director of intergovernmental affairs, the governor's chief liaison with local governments.
Haddaway-Riccio, who previously served as House Republican whip as a delegate from the Middle Shore, will replace Michael Richard, who has been nominated to the Public Service Commission.
After the Craig-Riccio ticket came in second in the Republican primary, Haddaway-Riccio joined Hogan's staff, while Craig became secretary of planning.
Meanwhile, the governor also appointed Mathew Palmer as deputy legislative officer, replacing former Del. Patrick Hogan. Palmer previously served as senior vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Patrick Hogan, the governor's brother, left his office to take a position as vice chancellor for government relations of the University System of Maryland.
Palmer will serve under Chief Legislative Officer Joseph M. Getty.