Michael Gianaris is moving on up!
At the start of the next legislative session in Albany, Sunnyside’s state senator will have the title of deputy majority leader, the second-highest role in the chamber.
He will be the deputy behind Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
His responsibilities include crafting policy in the State Senate and managing the legislative agenda on the floor.
We knew this would happen, given that Gianaris was deputy minority leader when the Democrats were in minority.
But now that they have taken over leadership of the chamber, Queens’s own will have a forceful voice in the state capital.