is the 65th Secretary of State of New York
, serving in the Cabinet of Gov. David Paterson
. She originally served in the Cabinet of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer
and remained in office following Paterson's taking over the governorship on March 17
. She is a former President of the Hispanic Federation, a former executive with Cablevision
and was chief of staff to Assemblyman Roberto Rameriez.
As Secretary of State, she was formally charged with accepting Spitzer's resignation from the governorship. Spitzer resigned on March 17, 2008 amid a sex scandal.