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Cuomo Weighs Replacement For Westchester DA DeFiore

Janet DiFiore, who was Westchester County's district attorney, is now the top judge in the state's court system. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is weighing whether to appoint someone to fill out her term, which runs until 2017.
Janet DiFiore, who was Westchester County's district attorney, is now the top judge in the state's court system. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is weighing whether to appoint someone to fill out her term, which runs until 2017. Photo Credit: wamc.org
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could appoint someone to replace Janet DiFiore as Westchester County district attorney, or he could wait for a special election set in November.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could appoint someone to replace Janet DiFiore as Westchester County district attorney, or he could wait for a special election set in November. Photo Credit: Sue Guzman

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may fill the vacancy left when Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore left to become the state court system’s top judge, according to a report by lohud.com.

DiFiore was sworn in this week at her new post. Her term runs until next year, reported lohud.

The governor can either appoint someone to fill the county spot, or he can leave it open until a special election is held November, the lohud story said.

Although as governor, Cuomo has the right to make such appointments, he has declined to in the past, the lohud story said.

To read the lohud story, click here.

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