Embattled Councilman Halloran Will Not Seek Reeelection

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Say goodbye to Councilman Dan Halloran.

First tweeted by NYDN’s reporter Lisa Colangelo, City Councilman Dan Halloran will not be seeking reelection to the 19th Council District.

In the past month Halloran has faced a number of federal criminal charges as well as an ethics probe from his colleagues. In response, Halloran finally crumbled under the enormous pressure and issued a statement announcing he will not seek reelection as he continues to vindicate his honor.

“Regrettably, I must now focus my attention on clearing my name and restoring my reputation, while I continue to discharge my sworn duties as a member of the New York City Council,” according to a press release from Halloran’s office.

Halloran was one of three Republicans in City Council.

Bronx GOP Chairman Jay Savino and Queens GOP Vice Chairman Vince Tabone, also charged in the corruption probe, have already resigned, while State Senator Malcolm Smith, and Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret of Spring Valley have not resigned.