Titone gets Assembly nomination
via the SI Advance;
Staten Island Democrats early today nominated Matthew Titone to run for the North Shore Assembly seat that came open with the death last month of John Lavelle.
Titone beat out Lavelle's son Daniel and long time friend Robert Olivari, both considered top contenders. In Titone's State Senate race this past fall for Sen. Marchi's seat, the NY Times in their endorsement had this to say of the likely soon to be Assemblyman;
A leader in promoting awareness, prevention and treatment for H.I.V./AIDS, he has developed a high-energy, idea-filled campaign, offering initiatives to address especially thorny problems like overburdened transportation, health care and schools. Mr. Titone exudes an eagerness to get to work, and we hope he gets the opportunity.
Just goes to show how contentious this race was and was expect to be, the URL announcing the nomination ends with 'dems_have_yet_to_select_candid.html'