Senator Chuck Schumer is backing Michael Simanowitz in the special election to replace Queens Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn, who retired in the spring.
“I am supporting Democrat Michael Simanowitz for Assembly because he will be a powerful voice for seniors, students and all the taxpayers of Queens,” said Senator Schumer in a statement. “We need fighters in Albany and Michael will never stop fighting for our families.”
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As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for all of the impending special elections for New York’s regularly-scheduled primary day, September 13.
In addition to the special election for Anthony Weiner’s vacated congressional seat in New York’s Ninth District, there are special elections for six Assembly seats, most of which were caused by appointments to Cuomo’s administration.
Those districts are: the 23rd; the 27th; the 54th; the 73rd; the 116th and the 144th.
Update: Capital Tonight notes Cuomo waited to announce these elections just long enough to give control of the nominating procedure to county leaders, rather than primary voters.