Cuomo picks Jay Jacobs to head state Democratic Committee
Jan 14, 2019 1:15 pm
David Lombardo is reporting at Capitol Confidential Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Jan. 14, Nassau County Democratic Committee chair Jay Jacobs will replace incumbent state chair Byron Brown. Brown took over the role in 2016. Jacobs has run the Nassau committee since 2001 and was previously appointed state chair in 2009, by then-Gov. David Paterson. “Jay Jacobs is an outstanding champion for Long Island with an unparalleled record of bringing Democrats together to win historic victories, and I am excited to work with him to further strengthen our party and elect even more Democrats up and down the ballot,” Cuomo said in a statement. Jacobs also serves as an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee. Across the aisle, at least 11 county Republican chairs are urging their state leader, Ed Cox, to resign, arguing the party is in serious need of restructuring and revitalization. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.