Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced there would be a special election earlier this month and there has been much speculation over who would run.Weprin is the son of former Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin (who took over that position when then Speaker Mel Miller was convicted on mail fraud charges).
Weprin is heavily favored to win the seat, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
A former New York City councilman, Weprin ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination to be comptroller in 2009.
He was elected to the Assembly in 2010 after serving in the City Council for eight years.
So, there is a certain amount of symmetry to this decision.