WPCNR ALBANY ROUNDS. From the Office of the Governor. April 14, 2014:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of Andrew J. Spano to the New York State Board of Elections. Mr. Spano was recommended for this appointment by Assemblyman Keith Wright in his capacity as Chair of the New York State Democratic Party. The Board of Elections serves as a bipartisan agency responsible for the administration and enforcement of election laws in New York State.
“By agreeing to join the Board of Elections, Andy will carry on his long career in public service and uphold New York State’s commitment to fair and responsible elections,” Governor Cuomo said. “I want to thank Assemblyman Keith Wright for his recommendation on this appointment and welcome Andy Spano to the State’s Board of Elections.”
“Andrew Spano will serve as a worthy addition to New York State’s Board of Elections,” Assemblyman Keith Wright said. “I am thrilled that Governor Cuomo has agreed with this nomination, and I am sure that Andrew will use his insight and experience to protect the integrity of elections in New York State.”
Mr. Spano said, “I am honored to be appointed by Governor Cuomo to the New York State Board of Elections. New Yorker’s deserve a watchdog at the Board that protects the integrity of our elections and ensures that the voice of the people is heard. I look forward to being that figure and working with the other Commissioners to raise the integrity of elections across the State.”
Mr. Spano has worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator in both New York City and Westchester County for nearly thirty years. He also helped to establish the United Federation of Teachers in New York City, which seeks to raise educational standards and advocates on behalf of fair working conditions for education professionals.
After his educational career, Mr. Spano served as the Westchester County Clerk for four years and then as the Chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Party. In 1998 he was elected Westchester County Executive for three terms. Mr. Spano also served as a member of the Governor’s SAGE commission and is Vice President of the Board of Managers at the Trump Park Residences in Shrub Oak.
As a result of this appointment, Mr. Spano joins Commissioner Gregory P. Peterson as well as Co-Chairs James A. Walsh and Douglas A. Kellner.