Democratic Assemblyman Karim Camara Thursday night officially submitted his letter of resignation in order to join Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

The move paves the way for Cuomo to call for a special election for both the now-vacant Brooklyn Assembly seat and the congressional seat vacated by disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm.

Cuomo has until noon today to set a date for the special election for the 11th congressional district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn following a federal court order requiring him to do so.

Grimm resigned his seat at the start of the year after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Cuomo, in response, said he would set a date for both Camara’s seat as well as for the Grimm race (the governor has repeatedly cited the cost of holding a special election for the delay in setting a date).

Camara is joining Cuomo’s office in order to lead faith-based outreach programs.

Republican Staten Island District Dan Donovan is seeking to replace Grimm, while Democrats appear to be pushing Assemblyman Bill Colton into the race.

Assemblyman Camara’s Resignation – Cuomo by Nick Reisman