New GOP leaders named to Legislature via D&C

New GOP leaders named to Legislature via D&C

The Monroe County Legislature will get new leaders next month.

Republicans have nominated Legislator Anthony Daniele, R-Pittsford, to replace Jeff Adair as the legislature’s president. Legislator Brian Marianetti, R-Greece, is expected to take over from Steve Tucciarello as majority leader.

Both Adair and Tucciarello were term-limited and couldn’t run for re-election this year. Tucciarello was elected to the Gates town board in November.

Other GOP legislators nominated for leadership positions are Dr. Joe Carbone, vice president; Sean Delehanty, deputy majority leader; Fred Ancello and Mike Rockow, assistant majority leaders; and Debbie Drawe, ways and means committee chairwoman.

Leadership positions in the legislature can be a significant perk.

Most county legislators make $18,000 a year, but the president is paid $54,000; the majority and minority leaders, $23,000; and the vice president, $21,000. Assistant leaders make $19,250 and the ways and means chairwoman gets a $3,000 stipend.

Democrats have not yet announced a leadership slate. Minority Leader Carrie Andrews and Assistant Minority Leader Willie Joe Lightfoot, both D-Rochester, also were among the term-limited lawmakers this year.

Of the top two GOP leaders, Daniele, a developer and business owner, represents the 10th district, which includes most of Pittsford and portions of East Rochester and Brighton. Marianetti, the Greece town attorney, represents the 7th district, which includes northwest Greece and a portion of the city’s Charlotte neighborhood.

County lawmakers are expected to vote on leadership positions Jan. 3.

Republicans will hold 19 of the 29 seats in the legislature next year.

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