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Assembly Candidate Phil Steck Calls on Vito Lopez to Resign

Albany, NY- Today, Phil Steck, candidate in the 110th Assembly District, called on Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) to resign as Member of the Assembly in the 53rd District.

“The allegations from multiple women have painted a clear picture and the review of the Assembly Ethics Committee revealed legitimate findings, in light of that, I believe Mr. Lopez is not fit for office.”, Steck stated.

Steck continued, “As an attorney who has represented countless women who have been victimized, I cannot stand by and not speak out. JCOPE should do a full investigation and the Assembly needs to change the culture that allows this to happen.”

“This issue crystallizes why we need a fresh face and fresh start in the State Assembly. People want a representative to stand up for them, to fight for what’s right. My allegiance will always be to the voters.”, said Steck.

Mr. Steck, a former prosecutor and an employment and civil rights attorney, is currently serving his 4th term in the Albany County Legislature. He was first elected in 1999 and has won re-election in each campaign. The new 110th Assembly district is comprised of the Towns of Colonie and Niskayuna as well as a portion of the City of Schenectady.