"Both Democrats and Republicans throughout the district felt there was a conflict in Mr. Hornbeck's appointment since he's on the board of directors of Protect, which in January sued the APA," Little said.
Three current APA commissioners have ties to the Adirondack Council.
Supporters counter Hornbeck's selection makes sense because he represents the right balance of business interests and environmentalism.
Little said she's requesting that current APA Commissioner Art Lussi, whose four-year term expired last summer, be reappointed to the seat.
"As I've said before, Art Lussi has done a good job in the one term he has served as an APA commissioner and a second term is something I'm confident many people would support," Little said.
Until a replacement is approved, Lussi will remain on the APA board.