Cuomo’s Top Aide, ‘Right-Hand Woman,’ Resigns From Post

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Melissa DeRosa, the top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), resigned late Sunday night as pressure continues to mount for Cuomo to step down from office.

DeRosa, 38, joined the Cuomo administration in 2013 as communications director, and over the years, rose to become “the most powerful appointed official in the state,” reports The New York Times. She was also described by the Times as Cuomo’s “right-hand woman,” as she was highly involved in helping to make Cuomo’s political priorities a reality.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve the people of New York for the past 10 years,” she said in a statement. “New Yorkers’ resilience, strength and optimism through the most difficult times has inspired me every day. Personally, the past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such talented and committed colleagues on behalf of our state.”