Press-Republican

May 16, 2012

NY Dem Chairman Jacobs to call it quits


Associated Press

ALBANY — New York state Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs is expected to resign next week, clearing the way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to choose a new state party chief.

In New York, governors commonly run their state party. Jacobs of Long Island was appointed by former Gov. David Paterson in 2009.

The New York Times first reported Jacobs' plans not to serve another term. His current term ends in September, during the legislative and presidential elections.

There was no immediate comment from Cuomo or the party.

Jacobs has been the Nassau County Democratic chairman for more than a decade, a position he still holds.