Grannis Resigns

A reader emailed to say Pete Grannis has officially resigned today — finally — from his Assembly seat on Manhattan’s East Side.

His resignation was delayed because of the prolonged process of confirming Grannis as the state’s DEC Commissioner. While that process unfolded, the list of Democrats vying for his seat swelled, then shrunk. The list of contenders now reads as follows: Micah Kellner.

I’m told that several Republicans have expressed a vague interest in the race, but none have committed to running yet.

A date for the special election should be announced shortly.

– Azi Paybarah