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Upsate Assemblyman Gains Support In Attorney General Race

Richard Brodsky



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    **FOR RELEASE WEEKEND MAY 9-11 AND THEREAFTER** Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Elmsford, laughs while working in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Monday, May 4, 2009. On Tuesday, he was in court trying to pry loose records from the New York Yankees as part of his investigation into $4 billion in public-supported financing for the team's new stadium. It's just the latest way the legislator and lawyer, at his own expense, uses the courts to enforce what he sees as violations of law and pollution standards, to reform public authorities, to force utilities to return overcharges, and to protect free speech. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky -- who represents parts of Westchester County -- has received the endorsement of six
    Assembly colleagues in his burgeoning run for Attorney General.

    Francine DelMonte, Barbara Lifton, Donna Lupardo, William Magee, William Parment and Addie Russell sent out an endorsement letter\Friday calling Brodsky  "a man of character and judgment" who "stands up for powerful interest groups on behalf of regular people." 

    They called him a "leader in state reform," and highlighted his recent sponsoring of the 2009 Public Authorities Reform Act, which -- according to Brodsky's website -- will save the state enormous sums of money while bringing transparency and accountability to New York's 700+ public authorities.

    Assemblyman Brodsky is currently on his first upstate tour of his campaign. is Democratic Party opponent, Eric Dinallo, has garnered the support of 18 county chairs, most from upstate New York. They are both fighting to replace current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is expected to run for Governor, although he has yet to make an official announcement. 

    A straw poll is scheduled for May 1st in Rochester, which will be the first poll of the election season.