ALBANY – Newly elected Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D, Newburgh) will not be waiting until January to fill the position.
Since he was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late Frank Skartados, who died last April, Jacobson is assuming the post immediately. He was sworn in recently by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in an Albany ceremony.
Lawmakers do not go back into session until January, but Jacobson will be able to address constituents concerns and comment on in official capacity on state issues.
“Now that I am sworn in, it will be easier for me to advocate for the district before the new term starts in January,” he said.
Jacobson has resigned from his post as a Newburgh City councilman now that he took the oath of office for the Albany post.
Mayor Torrance Harvey said the council is considering two potential candidates, a man and a woman, to fill the Third Ward seat.