“The election of Assembly Member Carl Heastie as Speaker of the New York State Assembly is a historic moment. As the first Speaker of Color, Assembly Member Heastie’s election is another example of New York’s progress and promise. Speaker Heastie is a dedicated public servant and I applaud the State Assembly for selecting a leader who will be a champion for all New Yorkers. I look forward to working with Speaker Heastie and the State Legislature on policies that will uplift all New Yorkers and guarantee New York’s continued success.”