A potentially controversial vote scheduled for earlier today to confirm a long-time aide to Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic chair Vito Lopez as the Brooklyn Democratic Commissioner for the Board of Elections was deferred without explanation.
A message left on the cell phone of for the aide, Derrick Davis, was not immediately returned.
Davis previously had a job on the Assembly staff of Lopez, but is now the executive director of the Brooklyn Democratic County organization. [updated]
Errol Louis wrote about the potential problems with Davis’ appointment this way:
“The problem with Davis taking the job is that one of the Brooklyn organization’s main tasks is to keep County candidates on the ballot and knock insurgents off — decisions made by the Board of Elections. As a commissioner, Davis would be enmeshed in conflicts of interest from Day One.”