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Day Says Politics Behind Rockland Lawmakers' Vote On Human Rights Chief

Rockland County Executive Ed Day was thwarted in his selection of Penny Jennings, right, as Rockland County human rights commissioner after a majority of legislators voted to block the appointment, lohud.com reports.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day was thwarted in his selection of Penny Jennings, right, as Rockland County human rights commissioner after a majority of legislators voted to block the appointment, lohud.com reports. Photo Credit: Facebook

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N. Y. -- Rockland County Executive Ed Day is accusing legislators who blocked his appointment of Penny Jennings to lead the county human rights commission of playing politics, according to lohud.com

But several of the Democrats who voted against the appointment say she hasn't done enough to reach out to local NAACP officials, according to lohud.com.

Jennings, who has been acting commissioner since May, may be out of the $102,000-a-year job after Nov. 19. Nine Democrats voted against the appointment while six GOP lawmakers and one Democrat voted in her favor, and officials don't expect another vote, lohud.com reports.

Day, a Republican, called the claims of opponents "nonsense" while opponents also complained Day was trying to appoint someone he could control. Jennings also serves as director of community development, lohud.com says.

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