July 8, 2011

Statement on Departure of Steven M. Cohen as Secretary to the Governor
And Appointment of Larry Schwartz

Steven Cohen has been a dedicated advocate for the people of New York and has served our state with a sense of purpose and professionalism that will be difficult to replace. Steve helped guide New York through many difficult negotiations, including our momentous victory last month for marriage equality, and I know I speak for my colleagues in the Assembly Majority in saying he will be missed.

I look forward to a continued good and productive relationship with Larry Schwartz, who has been a strong partner with the Assembly on many key issues.