Hawley Statement On Comptroller Vote

February 7, 2007

“Today I supported Martha Stark for the Office of the Comptroller because she proved to be the finest candidate of those recommended by the Independent Review Panel. The system agreed upon by the legislature and the governor to select the next comptroller gave us the opportunity to vote for a candidate who would serve as an independent voice and true reformer. I am committed to continue to fight, alongside the Governor, to reform Albany’s status quo and give the people of this state an equal voice in the state Capitol. I would like to congratulate Tom DiNapoli for his appointment as the state’s new Comptroller. He has proven himself as a leader and dedicated Assemblyman and I wish him well and look forward to working with him in his new role as State Comptroller.”