Posted at: 01/09/2013 1:43 PM
On Wednesday, State Assemblyman Joe Morelle, (D) Irondequoit, was appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as New York State Assembly Majority leader. This position is the Chamber's second-highest post.
The majority leader is responsible for the day-to-day operational duties of the Assembly chamber, including running the floor during debates.
Morelle was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1990.