February 9, 2015 •
New Speaker Elected in the New York State Assembly
Assemblyman Carl Heastie has been elected speaker of the New York State Assembly. The election was held due to outgoing speaker Sheldon Silver being arrested on federal corruption charges.
Heastie, a Democrat from the Bronx, has served in the Assembly since 2000. He is the first speaker from the Bronx, and also the first African-American to be speaker.
Photo of Assemblyman Carl Heastie courtesy of the New York State Assembly website.
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