Senate Committee Rejects Hector LaSalle for Chief Judge
The judiciary committee voted Kathy Hochul’s nominee down 10 to nine. Senate Democrats say his candidacy is dead, but Hochul says the full Senate needs to vote.
Sam Mellins · January 18, 2023
Hector LaSalle at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on January 18, 2022. | Sam Mellins / New York Focus
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins speaks after the vote. | Sam Mellins / New York Focus
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