Bronx County Chair Heastie re Council Speaker Selection

As he entered a meeting of the New York State Assembly Democratic Conference with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, Bronx County Chairman and NYS Assembly Member Carl Heastie briefly answered questions about the selection of the next city council speaker.  While he does not have a vote in the selection, he is widely expected to exercise significant  influence in the selection in his role as Chairman of the Bronx County Democratic Committee.  The Bronx has eight councilmanic districts, and part of a ninth, with all seats held by Democrats.

Ross Barkan of questioned Heastie.