Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to nominate a judge this week to the state Court of Appeals, his third selection for the highest court in the state.
Among the nominees submitted to him by a state screening panel are Daniel Alter, an attorney who works for the governor; Maria Vullo, who worked for Cuomo in the attorney general’s office; and Rowan Wilson, a private attorney and the lone Long Island candidate.
The lone Republican candidate is Judge Victoria Graffeo, whose 14-year term is expiring, creating a vacancy in the seven-member court.
In his first two picks, Cuomo chose fellow Democrats for the court. The last governor to appoint a member of the opposite political party? Mario Cuomo.