Rice hopes assistant will take over as DA
Congresswoman-elect Kathleen Rice says she would like her chief assistant Madeline Singas to take over as acting Nassau district attorney until a special election can be held next November.
Rice defeated Republican challenger Bruce Blakeman in the 4th Congressional District Tuesday night.
She says she plans to remain as the DA until she's sworn in on Jan. 3.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the final say on whether to appoint a successor or schedule an election.