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Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) today announced the appointment of Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) as Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore. The Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore plays a vital role in preparation of floor debates and is also crucial to managing floor activity for the Conference.
"It's a pleasure for me to announce that Assemblyman Ed Ra has been appointed as the Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore," Leader Kolb said. "Ed has showcased his dedication and passion as a public servant over the years, fighting to improve the quality of life for his constituents in Nassau County. His unwavering tenacity and deep understanding of an array of legislative issues will serve our Conference well in his newly-appointed role."
Ra will be replacing Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I-Chautauqua) who was appointed Minority Leader Pro Tempore.
"I'd like to thank Minority Leader Kolb for entrusting me with this new role and the opportunity to work with my fellow legislators during this critical juncture in our state," Ra said. "There is a need more than ever to effectively provide a voice to every hardworking New Yorker on the critical topics addressed on the Assembly floor. I look forward to continuing to support and advocate on behalf of ideas that will make New York a friendlier environment for all."
Ra has been a member of the Assembly, working for the 19th District since 2010. He serves on the following committees: Codes, Education, Higher Education, Health, Transportation and Ways and Means.