From the Daily News:
Queens borough President Helen Marshall sure is more than ready for her closeup - and it's costing taxpayers a pretty penny.
The pol's office revealed Thursday it's renewing a local shutterbug's $85,000-a-year contract to photograph her at events and in her official duties.
The vanity project is paid out of the borough president's discretionary funds.
The contract, awarded to Whitestone photographer Dominick Totino, was announced in the City Record.
Marshall spokesman Dan Andrews said Totino provides pictures to local newspapers and event honorees.
"He's a very experienced photographer," Andrews said.
He added that while Totino can earn up to $85,000 in assignments, the borough president's office paid him less than $50,000 in each of the past two fiscal years.
Totino has held the contract since 1997. He once described Marshall as very photogenic.
I like the Wilma Flintstone pearls...