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.
|Chief of staff||Mark Ojakian||*|
|Communication Director||Andrew Doba||*|
|Administrative Services||Donald DeFronzo||*|
|Banking||Howard F. Pitkin||*|
|Children & Families||Joette Katz||*|
|Consumer Protection||William M. Rubenstein||*|
|Developmental Services||Terrence W. Macy||*|
|Economic Development||Catherine H. Smith||*|
|Emergency Services||Dora B. Schriro||*|
|Military||Thaddeus J. Martin||*|
|Energy & Environment||Robert J. Klee||*|
|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|