Stewart-Cousins re-elected state Senate leader
Dec 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics Democrat state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins Mon., Dec. 7, was re-elected the leader of her conference. Stewart-Cousins will become the first Democratic majority leader in the state Senate to serve a consecutive term in the post in decades. “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected by my Democratic colleagues to continue my service as Majority Leader of the New York State Senate,” she said. “...The voters clearly supported our efforts and agenda as they elected the largest majority in Senate history and the first modern Democratic supermajority. We will use this mandate to help lead New York state forward as we address the ongoing pandemic and rebuild from this economic crisis.” The Yonkers Democrat has held the leadership post since 2012. Since then, Democrats have worked to slowly expand the conference, first through the dissolution of a breakaway bloc of members and later by capturing full control after the 2018 elections. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.