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Carol Bellamy under consideration to fill New York State Comptroller position

Carol Bellamy under consideration to fill New York State Comptroller position

The former director of UNICEF, she has a long history in politics and high finance. She was president of the New York City council and ran for comptroller in 1990 and 1993 (in a scenario similar to this, in which the Legislature had to fill vacancy in the office). Some say her age (65) and long absence from the political scene may be drawbacks. Additionally, she was once the political adversary of two members of the screening panel: Republican Edward Regan and Democrat H. Carl McCall. Carol Bellamy was the first returned Volunteer (Guatemala 196365) to be confirmed by the Senate as director of the Peace Corps.

Carol Bellamy under consideration to fill New York State Comptroller position

Sizing up comptroller candidates
By YANCEY ROY
Gannett News Service.

ALBANY -- The New York Legislature will soon vote on a new state comptroller to replace Alan Hevesi, who last month resigned and pleaded guilty to a felony of defrauding the government by using a state employee to act as his wife's chauffeur and personal assistant. Here's a brief look at what the comptroller does:

-- Audits state and local governments and school districts, as well as state authorities such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Canal Corp.

-- Approves and monitors all state contracts, as well as the state budget.

-- Manages the public-employee pension fund, which, at just over $140 billion, is the nation's second biggest.

-- Oversees an office of roughly 2,400 employees.

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One is called hardworking but gruff. Another is well respected but could be hurt by his recent status as a political boss. Another is a successful businessman but may have a conflict of interest.

And that's just about half of the candidates who want to be New York's next comptroller.

The hopefuls are rapidly ratcheting up their efforts to persuade state legislators to elect them, in the wake of the resignation of disgraced Comptroller Alan Hevesi. The Legislature -- not the voters -- get to fill the vacancy; it's expected to take action by the end of January.

A three-member panel convened by Gov. Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders will begin screening candidates Jan. 23. It will forward up to five names to be considered by the Legislature.

That gives the mini-campaigns a very compressed timetable and leaves the hopefuls with few opportunities to woo legislators and distinguish themselves. They're not wasting time.

"The campaign is already well under way, with some being more aggressive than others,'' said Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes, Albany County. "It's the buzz of the Capitol.''

In the hallways of state offices, every name that has come up has been greeted with a "yes, but'' reaction by insiders, signaling each has some obstacle to overcome.

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Carol Bellamy. The former director of UNICEF, she has a long history in politics and high finance. She was president of the New York City council and ran for comptroller in 1990 and 1993 (in a scenario similar to this, in which the Legislature had to fill vacancy in the office). Some say her age (65) and long absence from the political scene may be drawbacks. Additionally, she was once the political adversary of two members of the screening panel: Republican Edward Regan and Democrat H. Carl McCall.



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