NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Vincent Ignizio, the minority leader of the New York City Council and one of its only three Republicans, will be resigning his post.
Ignizio announced Friday that he’ll be leaving this summer. He has represented his Staten Island district for eight years.READ MORE: 74th Annual Tony Awards: List Of Winners
He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.
Ignizio called the decision to leave “bittersweet.” He said he’s proud of the council’s accomplishments.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will call for a special election to replace Ignizio.READ MORE: Thousands Of Runners Participate In New Balance Bronx 10 Mile Race
The resignation was first reported by The Staten Island Advance.
Ignizio is the second council member to announce his resignation this month.
Mark Weprin of Queens is leaving to become Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary of legislative affairs.MORE NEWS: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
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