Statement From Andrew Raia On Assembly Leadership Change

Lawmaker expects colleagues to join Kolb in meeting new challenges facing LI and rest of Empire State
April 6, 2009

“Today is a great day for the people of New York,” said Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport). “They have one former minority leader, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, who exits the stage having spent his time as head of our Assembly Conference fighting for lower taxes, an end to Albany’s culture of corruption and a stronger economy here in the Empire State, and another, Assemblyman Brian Kolb, recently elevated to the same role and just as committed to the core principles of smaller government and greater accountability that unite New Yorkers from Buffalo to Long Island. Brian is a dedicated, capable public servant. Under his steady leadership, I am confident the Assembly Minority Conference will continue to meet the challenges New York faces today and chart a course toward a brighter future for every family, taxpayer and small-business owner who calls this state home.”