Regardless of who he picks to be his running mate, Assemblyman Keith Wright expects Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be select someone who is ready to take over the big job.

Wright, a Manhattan Democrat and chairman of the state party, said he doesn’t know who Cuomo is ultimately considering to replace Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy on the ticket, who is not running for a second term.

Republican candidate Rob Astorino selected Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, the first African-American to run statewide on a Republican party ticket.

I asked Wright if he expects Cuomo to pick either a person of color or a woman, considering the rest of the Democratic ticket is white and male (Names that have emerged to take on the job range from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito, Environmental Facilities Corp. chief Matt Driscoll, Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and even former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn).

But Wright said he expects Cuomo to land on someone who is prepared to be governor.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he is our governor, we trust his choices, we trust who he picks to be lieutenant governor,” Wright said. “Some of the thinking that’s going into the picking of the next lieutenant governor is will that person be able to govern just in case.”

Democrats will meet this week in Suffolk County to pick their statewide slate of candidates, with Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli all running for re-election.

The convention comes as Cuomo faces skepticism from some Democrats and advocates that he has not been sufficiently liberal enough in his first term.

Cuomo has achieved significant victories on the socially liberal end of the scale, but is generally taken business friendly policies on taxes over the last 3-1/2 years.

In particular, liberals want Cuomo to push harder on public financing by the end of the legislative session.

Wright, who has been deployed as a surrogate for Cuomo’s re-election effort and to mend fences on the left, predicted the party will present a united front this week.

“I don’t care who you are, if you’re running for assembly, I don’t care if you’re for state senate, I don’t care if you’re running for district leader,” Wright said. “There are always going to be a left flank, there’s going to be a right flank. Sure, anybody running for office is going to have some work to do in terms of unifying. I predict that we’ll be able to do that. I predict that we’ll have one message, we’ll speak in one voice and the Democratic Party will be unified on its way to victory.”