Malloy reappoints Klein, Reviczky and Rehmer

Her department is not yet listed in the State Register and Manual, the official registry of state government known as the Blue Book, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy knows Evonne Klein is the commissioner of housing — and he wants her to come back for a second term.

The same is true for Steven K. Reviczky as commissioner of agriculture and Patrcia A. Rehmer as commissioner of mental health and addiction services.

Malloy announced Wednesday he intends to reappoint Klein, Reviczky and Rehmer after he begins his second term on Jan. 7. He named Klein to lead the newly created state Department of Housing in February 2013.

“As I have often made clear, the availability of affordable housing needs to be a priority because it is integral to driving economic development and growing jobs,” Malloy said. “In Connecticut, these efforts were allowed to languish for too long, which is why we recently announced that our state will be making its most significant commitment to affordable housing in decades.”

Of Reviczky, he said, “Steve has been instrumental in carrying out initiatives and implementing policy and programs to promote Connecticut agriculture while protecting public health, food safety and agricultural resources in the our state.”\

Reviczky has held the post since Jan. 2011. Rehmer, whom Malloy called a national leader in mental health policy, is a holdover from the administration of Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

The Malloy 2.0 Scorecard
Addition, Subtraction and Movement in the Second Term
Job Name Staying Departing Unknown
Chief of staff Mark Ojakian *
OPM Ben Barnes *
Counsel Luke Bronin *
Communication Director Andrew Doba *
Administrative Services Donald DeFronzo *
Aging Margaret Gerundo-Murkette Interim
Agriculture Steven Reviczy  *
Banking Howard F. Pitkin *
Children & Families Joette Katz *
Consumer Protection William M. Rubenstein *
Correction Scott Semple Interim *
Developmental Services Terrence W. Macy *
Economic Development Catherine H. Smith *
Education Stefan Pryor *
Emergency Services Dora B. Schriro *
Housing Evonne Klein  *
Military Thaddeus J. Martin  *
Energy & Environment Robert J. Klee *
Insurance Thomas Leonardi *
Labor Sharon M. Palmer *
Mental Health & Addiction Patricia Rehmer  *
Motor Vehicles Melody Currey Moving
Public Health Jewel Mullen *
Rehabilitation Services Amy Porter *
Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan *
Social Services Roderick L. Bremby *
Transportation James P. Redeker *
Veterans’ Affairs Joseph Perkins  Interim

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