Albany , N.Y. - The Assembly Minority Conference has elected Assemblyman Will Barclay as its next Minority Leader.
Barclay was elected unanimously by his peers, and takes over as Minority Leader after serving as the Conference’s Ranking Member on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. In that role, he was responsible for leading the review, analysis, and debate of the details contained in New York’s $176 billion budget.
He succeeds Brian Kolb who resigned as leader Friday after his New Years' Eve DWI arrest.
The new legislative session begins this week. The governor will deliver his State of the State address tomorrow.