Syracuse – Senator John W. Mannion (D-Geddes) today released the following statement:
New York faces unprecedented challenges and I am fully confident that Governor Kathy Hochul has the skills and experience to immediately take office and lead the state forward.
It will be an honor working with the first woman to lead New York as Governor. As a Syracuse University alumna, I know that she shares my love for Central New York; and throughout her career she has shown herself to be a tenacious and thoughtful advocate for the unique issues we face.
Andrew Cuomo’s decision to resign was the right thing to do, but it was only made necessary by his failure to do the right thing so many times before. It is my hope that the legislature will continue to investigate the outstanding questions surrounding the corruption of his administration, because real change cannot come without full understanding of the problem.
As we look to the future, I stand ready to work with Governor Hochul to restore Central New Yorkers’ trust in state government and create better communities for us all.