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City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio resigns to lead charity - Crain's New York

He will become the CEO of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.

May 15, 2015

By Associated Press

The minority leader of the New York City Council will be resigning his post.

Vincent Ignizio is one of only three Republicans in the 51-member council. He announced Friday that he'll be leaving this summer.

Mr. Ignizio has represented his Staten Island district for eight years.

He will become the chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.

Mr. 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 Mr. Ignizio.

The resignation was first reported by The Staten Island Advance.

He 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.