Walsh postpones personnel announcements
Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh, who said earlier this month he would have key hiring decisions “done before Christmas,” told the Globe on Monday he would delay those announcements until after the holiday.
Walsh said his first announcement would be his chief of staff, an appointment that has sparked a lively speculation game in Boston political circles since Walsh won the mayoral election last month.
“I have people that I know that I’d like to have in the administration, but I’m going to announce my chief of staff first,” Walsh said.
Walsh ducked a question about a widespread rumor that his longtime House colleague and close friend Representative Eugene O’Flaherty, a Chelsea Democrat, would be named the city’s corporation counsel.
“He’s a state rep, and I think he likes his job,” Walsh said. “I’d love to have Gino, he’s talented, but he likes his job.”Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at Jim.OSullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.