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Another Vacant Assembly Seat
June 8th, 2011

Correction: As a reader points out, there is a fourth open Assembly seat: the one previously held by Audrey Pheffer, who let the legislature to become Queens County clerk. The post has been corrected.

It looks as though there will be another opening in the city’s delegation in the State Assembly. Gov Andrew Cuomo has announced the appointment of Manhattan Assemblymember Jonathan Bing as special deputy superintendent of the New York Liquidation Bureau.

The agency’s mission, according to its web site, is to protect policyholders and creditors of insurance companies that have gone bankrupt. Bing would replace Dennis J. Hayes.

The city already has twothree unfilled Assembly seats: District 54 in Brooklyn, which became vacant when Cuomo named Darryl Towns CEO for Homes and Community Renewal; District 27, left vacant by the retirement of Nettie Mayersohn; and District 23, which became open when Audrey Pheffer resigned to become Queens County clerk.

So far, no special election has been scheduled.

By on June 8, 2011, 12:35 pm
In category: Albany,Education,Electoral Politics,Eye on Albany | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “Another Vacant Assembly Seat”

  1. 5 Assembly Vacancies and Counting Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    there are already 3 unfilled NYC Assembly seats. AM Audrey Pheffer resigned to become Queens County Clerk

  2. Gail Says:
    June 9th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    You’re right. I’ll correct — on both the relevant posts. Thanks!

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