Gov. George Pataki has nominated the last Republican who tried to win the state Senate seat in Niagara Falls for the job of secretary of state.

Christopher Jacobs, who ran unsuccessfully against Marc Coppola in February’s special election in the 60th District, was nominated Wednesday.

The job pays $120,800.

Jacobs is a member of the Buffalo Board of Education and is the owner of Avalon Development in Buffalo. He co-founded the Buffalo Inner City Scholarship Opportunity Network, which give scholarships to low-income pupils.

Jacobs lost to then-Buffalo Common Council Member Coppola, a Democrat, in the race to fill Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s seat.

The secretary of state is nominated by the governor and is confirmed by the Senate. jt 04/19

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