FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 8, 2009

Statement From Speaker Silver
Regarding Governor Paterson's Selection Of
Richard Ravitch As Lt. Governor


I would like to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to Richard Ravitch upon being named by Governor Paterson to the position of Lieutenant Governor.

Dick Ravitch has a long and distinguished record of public service. Time and time again, he has shown that he has the willingness and fortitude to tackle tough governmental and public policy challenges and bring about effective solutions that benefit all New Yorkers.

I am hopeful that the Governor's selection of Mr. Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor will help bring about an end to the Senate stalemate, and allow us all to move forward to address the many issues of importance to the people of the State of New York.