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Gallagher Resigns
March 17th, 2008

Who wouldnt want to bring in spring with another special election?

Well, voters of the 30th City Council District don’t get a choice. As of April 18, Councilmember Dennis Gallagher will no longer represent the 30th district, because he is resigning as part of a plea bargain on rape charges from last year. Thats the second official resignation — the first being Gov. Eliot Spitzer — in less than a week.

It is now up to Mayor Michael Bloomberg to call a special election.

Gallagher’s statement, which is available in full here, reads:

On Sunday, July 8, 2007, while I was intoxicated, I intentionally and forcibly touched intimate parts of the complainant and subjected her to sexual contact without her consent. My conduct was wrong and I apologize to the complainant. I intend to continue treatment for my alcohol abuse and also announce my resignation as a member of the New York City Council, effective close of business on Friday, April 18, 2008.

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2 Responses to “Gallagher Resigns”

  1. Musical Chairs: Shuffling Seats in City Government | NYPolitics.com New Yorks Political Resource for News and Information Says:
    April 3rd, 2008 at 9:30 am

    [...] his candidacy for a special election for Dennis Gallagher’s seat in Queens. Gallagher recently resigned as part of plea deal on rape charges. Ognibene said his experience would help him deal with the [...]

  2. Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » Gallagher’s Last Day Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    [...] in Queens is without a representative. That’s right; so long Dennis Gallagher, who resigned last month after he arranged a plea bargain that stemmed from rape charges from [...]

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