January 24, 2007

Jim Seward now second to Joe Bruno in Senate

Update - Or not: see the comments.

This evening's Cortland Standard reports that State Senator Jim Seward, who represents a strangely-shaped district stretching from Dryden to the Hudson River and up to Old Forge, "has been elevated to the No. 2 Republican leadership position in the Senate, where he will serve as majority whip."

Seward's press release is pretty brief.

I wonder if this gives Seward a shot at becoming Majority Leader if the various scandals around Joe Bruno finally force his resignation, or if it places him too close to the contamination.

Posted by simon at January 24, 2007 6:14 PM in ,
Note on photos


teaparty2 said:

The Cortland Standard got this wrong. Seward's appointment as Majority Whip doesn't make him #2 in the State Senate Majority Conference. Based on the dollar amount of the stipend attached to the various leadership posts (see NYS Legislative Law Sec. 5-A), there are eight Senators between him and Joe Bruno.

FWIW, I informed the reporter about this mistake, and he attributed it to a poli-sci prof at Cortland State.