Brian Kolb Is the New Tedisco

ALBANY—As was expected since the first hours after Assemblyman Jim Tedisco indicated he would step down as the Assembly’s minority leader, Brian Kolb has been elected to replace him at the head of the Republican conference.
“I’m excited, I’m fired up,” Kolb, a five-term representative of the Finger Lakes region, said at a press conference.
The vote to appoint him to the slot was unanimous, Republicans say.
Being minority leader of the Assembly is no easy job, given the wide 109-41 vote margin that Democrats hold over the chamber. Kolb was asked what he would do to reinvigorate the conference, which is loud but weak.