New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon appointed Timothy Mullaney Sr. as his new second-in-command.
Gordon announced on Tuesday that the longtime state justice official and former county attorney will take over as the county’s new chief administrative officer, effective immediately.
“I am pleased to share this good news with New Castle County Council and the residents of this great county,” Gordon said. “Mullaney is well-qualified to serve as county government’s second-in-command, overseeing daily operations.”
Mullaney served under Gordon during his first term as county executive in 2002-2004. The U.S. Air Force veteran replaces David Grimaldi, who was abruptly fired last month.
Gordon has remained tight-lipped about what precipitated Grimaldi’s termination.