State of Politics reports:

Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb on Thursday [December 21, 2017] tapped Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) to become the conference’s minority leader pro tempore, making him the GOP’s floor leader.

“I am proud to announce the appointment of Assemblyman Andy Goodell as our new Minority Leader Pro Tempore,” Kolb said in a statement. “Andy is an experienced legislator who has represented our Conference and his constituents with distinction. There is much work to be accomplished this year, and there is no doubt that Assemblyman Goodell will be an integral part of advancing our agenda during the 2018 Legislative Session.”

Goodell takes over from Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, who takes office next month [January 2018] as a Nassau County legislator.

“I am very pleased to accept this new role with the Assembly Minority Conference. I have worked hard over the years to make sure our voice is heard in Albany, and this new role will certainly enhance our voice on the floor of the Assembly,” Goodell said. “I would like to thank Leader Kolb for this opportunity to lead our Conference on the Assembly floor. It is more important than ever that we be the voice for a better New York. I look forward to working with my fellow legislators to get our great state moving in the right direction.”

NYCFPAC congratulations Asm. Goodell on his elevation to this leadership position. Asm. Goodell is a principled legislator whose thoroughness and willingness to challenge the Assembly Majority will serve him well in his new role.