Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner And Assembly's Keith Wright To Take Over NYS Democratic Party

Gov. Cuomo, the de facto head of the state Democratic Party has spoken: Syracuse Mayor Miner and Wright (pictured), a Harlem Assemblyman and head of the New York County branch of the party, will take the helm after what should be a perfunctory vote on June 5.

“Mayor Miner and Assemblyman Wright are outstanding leaders both for our party and our state," Cuomo said in a statement announcing the picks, which also included laudatory canned quotes about the new racially/geographically/gender balanced partnership from Sen. Chuck Schumer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

"They have been dedicated community leaders and champions of the key missions of the Democratic Party. I thank them for agreeing to serve in these critical positions and look forward to working with them in their new roles.”

Jacobs announced a week ago today that he planned to step down as chairman of the party. He will remain head of the Nassau County party.

“I expect to turn the Chairman’s gavel over to both of them with full confidence that they will continue the good work we have done over the last few years supporting our elected leaders and candidates at all levels of government in the State," Jacobs said in a release.

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