County Executive McCoy Names New Deputy County Executive
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy has announced that he has appointed Daniel C. Lynch to serve in the role of Deputy Albany County Executive.
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that he has appointed Daniel C. Lynch to serve in the role of Deputy Albany County Executive.
“Over the last eight years, we’ve made incredible progress to make Albany County a more affordable place to live while expanding critical services. However, nothing great can be achieved without a first-class team, and I know Dan will help us continue to get things done,” said County Executive McCoy. “Not only does he have an impressive legal background, he is a dedicated public servant and lifelong resident of Albany County. Dan understands the issues and concerns that our communities experience and has been a part of significant initiatives, including taking on the opioid industry.”
“I have been proud to serve the people of Albany County throughout my entire legal career. As a prosecutor, I ensured that citizens were well represented and that no one was above the law. County Executive McCoy entrusted me with the duties of County Attorney, and I am truly humbled that he is once again placing his confidence in me for this new role. I look forward to helping him build upon his record of social and economic justice, environmental protection, quality of life issues and fiscal responsibility,” said Deputy County Executive Lynch.
Lynch graduated from Albany Law School in 2002. From there, he worked at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office for over a decade, and in 2013, he was selected to serve as the Bureau Chief of the Financial Crimes Unit. In 2016, County Executive McCoy named him the Albany County Attorney and Lynch was confirmed by the County Legislature thereafter by unanimous vote.
As County Attorney, Lynch has played a lead role in the County Executive’s ongoing lawsuit targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, like Purdue Pharma, who are accused of fueling the opioid addiction and overdose crisis felt across the country.