George Latimer

Francisco Moya

Who's vying for the 11 vacant state legislative seats?

A rundown of the former New York state senators and Assembly members who left vacancies in Albany – and who is running to replace them.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Abandoned and alone: Skeleton crews staff Albany's vacant seats

There are nearly a dozen vacant seats in the New York state Legislature that will remain empty until Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for special elections to fill those seats. Until then, nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers will remain unrepresented, according to the New York Public Interest Research Group.