Vito Lopez, County Leader
The charges brought against Assemblymember Vito Lopez by the Assembly Ethics Committee last Friday are extremely serious. Given the Ethics Committee’s recent findings, we believe that Assemblymember Lopez should step down from his position as a member of the State Assembly immediately.
We appreciate the fact that he has decided not to pursue reelection as the Kings County Democratic Party Leader, but at this point, he would best serve Kings County and his constituents by stepping down from his Assembly seat as well. Assemblymember Lopez’s behavior is precisely the sort of behavior that needs to be eliminated from public service. With this cloud hanging over his head and with the behaviors he has exhibited, we believe he can no longer ably serve our county or his constituents.