Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Election Of Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito As New York City Council Speaker

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito’s election as New York City Council Speaker:

“I congratulate and look forward to working with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who will be an outstanding leader of the New York City Council in its mission to break down barriers to social and economic justice. I know that Melissa, as Council Speaker, will continue her grassroots activism, fighting to empower all New Yorkers and give a voice to the voiceless. I am confident that together with Mayor De Blasio’s leadership we can build a city where we all rise together. I also want to congratulate Councilman Dan Gardonick, who I know will continue to serve with distinction as a leading voice for progressive public policy."

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