Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey says he supports a state constitutional convention. Massey appeared unfamiliar with the question, but expressed support after a brief description during a press conference today on Staten Island.
The 2017 general election will present voters with a ballot question of whether to hold such a constitutional convention, often referred to as a “ConCon.” The state constitution requires that voters be presented with such a ballot question every 20 years; it was voted down in 1997 and 1977. Should voters approve a ConCon, convention delegates would be elected in the 2018 general election and the convention would convene in the spring of 2019.
Here’s what Massey had to say: