ALBANY—This just came from the governor's office, after a decision which contradicted the wishes of some good-government groups about a special election in Queens was announced earlier today.
The following statement was issued by Press Secretary Marissa Shorenstein:
The below press release has been recalled. No final decision has been made at this time with respect to a Special Election in the 38th District.
GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL QUEENS ASSEMBLY VACANCY
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that a Proclamation has been issued calling a Special Election to be held Tuesday, September 15, 2009 to fill a vacancy in the 38th New York State Assembly District.
"This Special Election will ensure that the residents in part of Queens County will have the representation they need in the New York State Legislature," Governor Paterson said. "I encourage all eligible voters to come out to the polls on September 15th and select their future Assemblymember."
Governor Paterson issued the Special Election Proclamation on August 7, 2009, pursuant to Section 42 of the Public Officers Law. The Proclamation orders and proclaims that an election for a Member of Assembly be held in the 38th Assembly District in part of Queens County and shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by law for elections in New York State.