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Albany, NY - Assembly Democrats Re-Elect Silver As Speaker

Published on: January 8, 2013 07:33 PM
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Albany, NY - Powerful New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon will serve another term negotiating with his fifth governor.

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The lower Manhattan Democrat was chosen by the Democratic conference in closed-door session Tuesday. He said there was no opposition.

Silver was first elected to the Assembly in 1976 and easily won re-election in the fall.

As speaker, he must gain a consensus in the diverse Democratic conference and negotiate those positions with the governor and leader of the Senate.

Silver is praised by Democrats as a consummate negotiator.

Silver says he hasn’t yet chosen a majority leader. Former majority leader Ronald Canestrari of Albany County retired in the fall.

Silver is within a few years of becoming the longest tenured legislative leader in state history.


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 Jan 08, 2013 at 10:02 PM DRE53 Says:

Mazel Tov shelly!
Wishing you good luck.

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 Jan 08, 2013 at 11:17 PM Reb Yid Says:

It's funny that this article on Silver being elected over and over and over again appears right next to the article on Hugo Chavez.

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 Jan 09, 2013 at 12:13 AM DRE53 Says:

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Reb Yid Says:

It's funny that this article on Silver being elected over and over and over again appears right next to the article on Hugo Chavez.

The difference between a dictatorship and a democracy is that in a dictatorship the public has no say and the dictator does whatever he wants whereas in a democracy the people get to vote and the politicians do whatever they want.

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