In a recent interview with Gannett, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) identified Assemblyman Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Suffolk) as candidates for the position of Assembly Majority Leader.  The Assembly Majority Leader is the Assembly’s number two position, and is responsible for that house’s floor operations.

In recent years, the position has been held by a member from Upstate.