Politico is reporting that current 79th A.D. Assemblyman Michael Blake will become a partner at Hilltop Public Solutions a political consulting firm. Politico also says that Hilltop never mentioned the fact that Blake is a current sitting New York State Assemblyman or if Blake would leave his position as a New York State assemblyman. They do mention that Hilltop is home to several political consultants who are close advisors to Mayor Bill de Blasio such as Hilltops founder Nick Baldick, Bill Hayes from de Blasio's 2013 campaign, and Rebecca Katz also from the de Blasio campaign team and then administration.
It was Ms. Katz Politico continues who said that Assemblyman Blake would not be stepping down from the New York State Assembly after joining Hilltop. Assemblyman Blake told Politico that his work for them would be of a national or international nature, having nothing to do with New York State. The entire Politico article can be found here.