Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office in a statement Monday afternoon said he would not vote in favor of holding a constitutional convention.

“The Governor is voting no on a constitutional convention because the current delegate system does not offer enough protections to prevent the status quo and special interests from governing,” said spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer.

Cuomo had previously been supportive of holding a convention, but based on proposed changes to the convention structure and delegate election process. Those measures were never pushed beyond his State of the State presentation in public or taken up by the Legislature with any enthusiasm.

The statement is the first confirmed indication of how the governor planned to vote on the convention referendum, which is held every 20 years.

Cuomo had been previously been publicly critical of the process for holding a convention and the delegate selection process. The opposition puts him within the same camp of labor leaders and environmental groups who had opposed holding a convention on the grounds constitutionally protected rights and benefits would be put at risk.

Aside from the governor, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Republican, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein and Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie are also opposed. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has also stated opposition to the convention.

That leaves among the statewide elected officials only Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican, to be in favor of the referendum.

Some of those rights, such as pension benefits, are protected in the U.S. Constitution.

A Siena College poll last month showed 57 percent of likely voters would vote against holding a convention.