Commisso Jr. says he cannot support Silver
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- Democratic Assembly candidate Frank Commisso Jr. says he won't support Sheldon Silver for another term as speaker, making him the first among the democrats to say that.
Commisso Jr. released a statement which reads, “As Democrats, we are proud to say that we support fair treatment for women in the workplace. In the case of Assemblyman Lopez, political expediency overruled simple fairness to female employees of the Legislature. We have seen repeated examples of inappropriate response to deeply troubling charges. I respect Speaker Silver’s accomplishments, however in good conscience, I cannot support him."
Commisso Jr. is running to replace Jack McEneny in the 109th Assembly District.
He faces five other candidates in the upcoming primary, including Margarita Perez, Christopher Higgins, Patricia Fahy, William McCarthy Jr. and Jim Coyne.