STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING ON ELECTION OF ASSEMBLY MEMBER CARL HEASTIE TO SPEAKER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY

“I am elated to learn that my brother Carl Heastie was chosen as speaker by the membership of the New York State Assembly.  His leadership style offers an inclusionary vision that will be admired both upstate and downstate as the people of New York get to know him. For his part, he has pledged to bring about change in the Assembly that will regain the voters trust. I can say that we, in the 12th Council District, are so proud to see the man who has represented us for the past 15 years ascend to this leadership role,” said Council Member Andy King, co-chair of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus of the New York City Council who was in Albany to witness the vote. “To my brother, friend and State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, congratulations to you for accepting this ‘historic challenge.'”

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