Congressman Maloney On List Of NY AG Candidates

May 13, 2018

Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood are among 16 people state legislators plan to interview to take over as New York’s top law enforcement officer through the end of the year. 

Legislative leaders released the names Saturday. Maloney, a Democrat of New York’s 18th House District, has been in office since 2013. He ran for AG in 2006, losing the Democratic Primary to now Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Thomas J. Abinanti, Lloyd Constantine, Michael D. Diederich, Jr., Jose W. Fernandez, Nicole Gueron, Elizabeth Holtzman, Thomas E. Humbach, Doris Ling-Cohan, Daniel J. O’Donnell, Mina Quinto Malik, Leecia Roberta Eve, Jennifer P. Stergion, David Yassky and Alex Zapesochny make up the rest of the list. 

The interviews are set to start at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Albany. They are open to the public and available for streaming. 

Eric Schneiderman resigned as AG last week after four women accused the Democrat of abuse. Underwood, New York's Solicitor General, was appointed later appointed as Acting Attorney General.