Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Jay Jacobs to Chair NYS Dem Committee
Thursday, October 01, 2009
New York, NY —
New York Democrats are tapping former Nassau County Democratic Committee leader Jay Jacobs to chair the state Democratic committee. Jacobs was elected at a party meeting in Buffalo yesterday. State Senator Malcolm Smith describes the new committee chair as a hands-on leader.
SMITH: Jay will stuff the envelopes, he will lick the stamps, he puts his resources where his mouth is. He is really a tactician.
REPORTER: Jacobs succeeds longtime chairwoman June O’Neill. He says his priority will be defending Democratic seats in 2010. Democrats hold all statewide offices in New York, including governor, attorney general and both US Senate seats. Democrats also want to maintain their narrow majority in the state Senate.