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June 25, 2008


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Statement on Installation of Dean Skelos as Senate Majority Leader

“Joe Bruno leaves some big shoes to fill, but if anyone can fill them, it's Dean Skelos. I've known and respected Senator Skelos for more than 25 years. We have worked together on many issues involving both Nassau County and statewide concerns.

“Even though we come from opposite sides of the political fence, Dean Skelos has always been willing to cut across party lines to work cooperatively for the good of all New Yorkers. He is a consummate legislator who understands the need for cooperation and consensus building. Senator Skelos is both a tough adversary and a strong partner for building a better New York.

“I look forward to working with Majority Leader Skelos to bring more open, responsive government to all of New York.”

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