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No Puerto Rican transition members from Buffalo named yet

November 11, 2010

Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo has not tapped anyone from the Puerto Rican/Latino community in Buffalo on his top team of advisors for his transition team though it’s expected the ones he named already to seek names from the areas such as Representative Nydia Velázquez one of the co-chairs named today.

So far,   three Co-chairs have been named to the transition with Lt governor-elect Robert Duffy from Rochester serving as the chair. The newly created Council of  Economic and Fiscal Advisors along with his first transition committee for Economic Development and Labor  will be responsible for  looking and tapping the” new talent to staff the state agencies that focus on job creation and growing the economy,” according to Liz Benjamin in State of Politics Blog.

Names from Buffalo not mentioned yet though one expects Mayor Byron Brown to play a key role with the members of the Puerto Rican/Latino group who met with Lt. governor-elect Robert Duffy when he visited the Lower West side last month to meet with them and others in the community to be tapped to serve on one of the transition committees, i.e. Council Member David Rivera, Dr. Raul Vazquez from the Urban Family Practice on Niagara Street where the gathering held in November, Cesar Cabrera,  Edwin Martinez from the Hispanic Alliance, and Judge Betty-Calvo Torres or Charles Torrres.

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