Walsh Weighs In On Underwood Appointment

A statement from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston)

“I feel confident that former Solicitor General Barbara Underwood is an exceptionally qualified and experienced choice to serve out the remainder of this legislative term as acting attorney general. Even more importantly, Ms. Underwood has already announced that she will not seek reelection to this post in November, ensuring not only that she will be able to fulfill her new role free of political distraction, but also that New York State’s residents will rightfully have the final say on who fills this significant post. This has been an extremely unique and unfortunate situation for residents to have to endure, and I am pleased to see it addressed in a manner that empowers our state’s voters to make this important decision for themselves on Election Day.”