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When The Governor is Out, Who Do You Call?

“ New York’s 20 million citizens deserve the same kind of clarity as to who would succeed to the governorship if a vacancy arises. That is why the New York City Bar Association has proposed legislation requiring the governor, with the consent of the Legislature, to appoint a lieutenant governor when the position is vacant. The governor, working with an executive partner, could be reasonably assured that his policies would be continued by a successor. And there would be no danger that internecine turmoil within the State Senate would affect succession — even when a governor temporarily leaves the state.”

New York Times
Op-Ed by Jerry H. Goldfeder, Chair, Election Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
June 10 th, 2009