by Martha Foley
on January 6th, 2011
An unnamed source is confirming that former North Country state Senator Darrel Aubertine of Jefferson County will be appointed as the Cuomo administration’s agriculture commissioner. Aubertine’s a Democrat who lost his senate seat this past fall to Patty Ritchie of St. Lawrence County
While in the senate under the Democrats brief majority, he chaired the ag committee, notably turning back attempts to enforce strict wage and work standards for farm workers.
Tags: agriculture, election10, politics
Too bad for the farmers and entire agriculture community and food industry in our state. Aubertine is not qualified for this position. Oh, and what about the political patronage for losing his senate seat…hopefully he won’t be approved.