Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rendell senior advisor to assume spokesman's role

Ken Snyder, a senior advisor to Gov. Rendell, will assume duties as the governor's lead spokesman beginning tomorrow.

Rendell senior advisor to assume spokesman's role

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Ken Snyder, a senior advisor to Gov. Rendell, will assume duties as the governor's lead spokesman beginning tomorrow. 

Gov. Rendell's press secretary, Chuck Ardo, had originally informed the governor's office that he would be retiring after a budget deal was struck.

With no budget deal on the horizon, Ardo, 62, said today he was stepping aside to allow for "consistency of message" through the budget process. "It's the beginning of the transition process," said Ardo, who will remain in the press office handling non-budget matters until he retires at the end of August.

Ardo said Snyder's appointment is a temporary assignment until a permanent press secretary is hired. Rendell came under fire in March for hiring Snyder on a $100,000 contract to handle publicity for federal stimulus funding during a government hiring freeze. Snyder, 43, Philadelphia-based media consultant and political strategist, said he will continue to be paid $9,060 a month until his contract expires Jan. 31.

Snyder has a long resume, having done public-relations and political-campaign work for high-profile public officials including Rendell, former Mayor John F. Street, and former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo.


 

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