Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Morelle is headed to the Legislature

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Monroe County Democrats will move to put Joe Morelle Jr., in the County Legislature seat vacated by Ted O'Brien, who is starting his term in the State Senate. An announcement is expected later today.

Morelle is the son of State Assembly member and county Democratic Committee chair Joe Morelle. According to media reports, Morelle Jr. is a leasing agent for Wilmorite's Park Point development.

The seat is based in Irondequoit, and the town Democratic Committee — both Morelles are members — selected the younger Morelle to replace O'Brien. The senior Morelle will submit his son's name to Legislature President Jeff Adair.

Under the county charter, when a Legislature seat becomes vacant, the president must appoint someone in the same party as the seat's previous occupant. Traditionally, the recommendations come from the party chairs and the president honors them.

If appointed, Morelle would have to run for the seat in November.

Tags: , , , ,

Speaking of...

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • To make a bold stand, vote Bernie

    Mary Anna Towler last week reluctantly endorsed Hillary Clinton for New York's presidential primary. City writers disagree with her endorsement.
    • Apr 12, 2016
  • RCSD reportedly makes its choice

    Luvelle Brown, currently head of Ithaca schools, is reportedly RCSD's new superintendent.
    • Jun 9, 2016

Latest in News Blog

More by Jeremy Moule

Browse Listings

Submit an event

© 2017 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.