Senator-elect Marcia Karrow, who was elected a few hours ago, will get an open seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, according to senior Senate Republican staffers. Karrow, who serves on the same panel in the Assembly, is taking the Senate seat of Leonard Lance, who was elected to Congress. The Appropriations Committee seat also belonged to Lance. Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. has offered the ranking Minority slot on Appropriations to Anthony Bucco, who had been actively challenged for the slot by Kevin O’Toole.
Both Bucco and O’Toole had endorsed Assemblyman Michael Doherty against Karrow in today’s special election convention.