The official nomination of Darrel Aubertine came in a release today from the Governor's office...Andrew Cuomo called Mr. Aubertine's experience in agriculture "unparalleled."
For the former Senator defeated just two months ago, it's a fortuitous turn of events that leaves him as a member of the new Governor's cabinet and head of an agency with impact across the state and especially in NNY.
Congratulations to the Commissioner-designate (he requires Senate approval).
Darrel Aubertine did wonders for the Democratic Party in the North Country and took some bullets for the team, including staying loyal to the cause despite the meltdown of Senate leadership that contributed to his defeat.
Good for Darrel and his family. They are after all, 'one of us.'
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATION NOMINATIONS