One of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s challengers in the Democratic primary this year, Luke Henry, released his tax information this morning and called on the 32-year incumbent to disclose more about his outside sources of income.
The other challenger in the race, Paul Newell, a community organizer, released his tax information last month.
In a statement, Henry noted that Silver does not release tax filings and charged that “[v]oters have a right to know the sources of the Speaker’s income so that we can evaluate any potential conflicts of interest."
Silver’s outside earnings have drawn attention before. He works at a major law firm in Manhattan that sought to sue the state last year, a potential conflict of interest. More recently, Silver appointed a partner at the firm to a state panel that screens judicial nominees.
Pictured above is part of the tax summary released yesterday by Henry, an attorney, who filed jointly with his wife. They claimed $282,141 in total income with $25,855 in deductions.
There was no immediate response from Silver’s campaign spokesman.