Vito Lopez

Vito Lopez

Embattled NYS Assemblyman Vito Lopez Running For City Council

The 71-year-old Lopez announced in February that his health was deteriorating and that he was extremely fatigued. Still, talk circulated of a possible council run.


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Assemblyman Vito Lopez Announces He Is In ‘Deteriorating Health’

He released a one-paragraph statement announcing his second pneumonia diagnosis in nine months. He says he’s “extremely fatigued” with limited mobility.


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Assemblyman Lopez Says He’s Staying In Office Despite Harassment Claims

New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) said Monday that he will be staying in the Assembly, even though he lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after a finding that he violated sexual harassment policies.


NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Grace Meng (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Criticized For Hosting Fundraiser On 9/11

Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.


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Critics Say Assemblyman Vito Lopez Is On Blatant Power Grab

In the hip neighborhoods of Brooklyn, critics call it a most uncool move. Assemblyman Lopez, under fire for sex harassment, wants to pick his successor as Democratic party boss.


About 15 men gathered on the steps of City Hall in New York City demanding state Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Activists Call On Assemblyman Lopez To Resign Over Sex Harassment Allegations

An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.


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Brooklyn DA Wants Special Prosecutor To Investigate Sex Harassment Claims Against Assemblyman Vito Lopez

Hynes wants the special prosecutor to avoid any appearance of impropriety, since his re-election bids have been backed by a group Lopez heads.


Assembly Speaker and Sheldon Silver (L) and Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Questions Abound After Reported Secret Payout Involving Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Lopez

The New York Times said in June, powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly approved a secret payout to at least one Vito Lopez staffer, who accused him of sex harassment.


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Powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee chairmanship and barred from employing young people.