From Capital Tonight NY
Rochester-area Assemblyman Joe Morelle has been tapped by Speaker Sheldon Silver to serve as majority leader – the number two position in the body. He replaces Ron Canestrari, an Albany-area Democrat who didn’t seek re-election in 2012. Morelle is considered business-friendly by Rockland Business Association President Al Samuels. Morelle has spoke at RBA events in Rockland County.