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Schroeder announces plan to resign seat in Assembly
|Last Edited||RBH Aug 09, 2011 05:50pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Buffalo News|
|News Date||Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Mark J. F. Schroeder said Monday he will resign his seat in the Assembly by Aug. 30 to pave the way for a special election Nov. 8. |
Schroeder is assured of becoming the next Buffalo comptroller since he has no primary or general election opposition. The Democrat said the timing of his decision to step down from the Assembly will satisfy state legal requirements to allow Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to call for the special contest on the regularly scheduled Election Day.
“My No. 1 concern is I don’t want my seat to be unrepresented for nearly five months,” he said, pointing to an anticipated new election calendar that could result in a primary election much earlier than the traditional September date.