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Gabryszak Exits

13 Jan

Assemblycreep Dennis Gabryszak can now add “former” to his title.  He finally resigned from the state Assembly Sunday, picking a busy news day on the eve of the opening of the legislative session to bow out. He issued a detailed statement, taking little responsibility for anything, and claiming that he engaged in “banter” with these women who were troubled enough by his behavior to publicly air their grievances. 

Now, a large number of his former constituents are unrepresented, there’s no word on a special election, and Gabryszak will lose nothing – no pension, no nothing. He may be subject to at least six lawsuits from women whose claims fall within the applicable statute of limitations. (A seventh woman’s claims are time-barred). 

But he couldn’t even be bothered to be candid: 

Just a few days ago, I was provided the last in a series of allegations made by a group of women who were members of my staff. I have not replied until now because I had not even seen all of the allegations until two days ago. It would have been foolish to respond to allegations I had not yet seen.

The first three sets of allegations were brought in mid-December. He could have, you know, commented on (or denied) them a month ago.  In any event, his resignation was inevitable, and it came a month too late. 

So, who’s next? 

Collins' Picks

8 Jul

Why is it that two of County Executive Chris Collins’ top administrators have jumped ship within the first 7 months after coming to office?

First, it was Budget Director Beth Kornbrekke, who resigned after only five months on the job. Now, it’s Deputy County Executive Mark Davis, who’s resigning after 7 months on the job and had joined Collins in his pledge to accept $1 per month in salary for as long as the county control board remained hard. He’ll be replaced by Six Sigma implementation czar, Alfred Hammonds, Jr. No word on who or whether Hammonds’ position will be filled.

Collins pledged to run the county like a business, and the hard work of his administration has arguably only just begun. So, why have these key people begun bailing? Davis’ name had been floated as a candidate for NY-26, yet he couldn’t be bothered to stick around to see through the county’s negotiations with its public sector unions? That’s too bad.

At least in the city, we know that it’s Steve Casey who generally chases them away.