County Legislator Tim Cleary to resign

County Legislator Tim Cleary to resign

(Binghamton, NY). 2nd District Broome County Legislator Timothy P. Cleary who represents parts of the City of Binghamton’s First Ward and West Side today submitted his letter of resignation effective March 7th, 2010 citing personal reasons. Mr. Cleary’s resignation will create a vacancy on the 19-member board which will then be filled according to the Broome County Charter.
The Broome County Charter, Section C205 spells out the process in which a vacancy on the board is filled.
 
§ C205. Vacancy.
A vacancy occurring in the County Legislature otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by a vote of a majority of the members thereof who shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy having the same political affiliation as the person last elected to that office. The term of such person so appointed shall be until the commencement of the calendar year next succeeding the first general election after the happening of the vacancy… Such appointee shall be a resident elector of the district he represents at the time of his appointment and throughout his term of office.
 
Tim Cleary was first elected to the Broome County Legislature in the fall of 2006 and was sworn in on January 1st, 2007. He has served as the Chair of the Personnel Committee as well as being a member of the Economic Development and Planning and Transportation and Rural Development Committees. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of the Second Legislative District on the Legislature,” said Cleary.
 
Chairman Daniel Reynolds thanked Mr. Cleary for his service and his commitment to his constituents. “It has been a pleasure serving with Tim Cleary on the legislature. His experience and thoughtfulness will be missed. The residents of the 2nd district should be proud of what Tim has accomplished in his three years on the legislature,” said Reynolds.
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02/22/2010 - 4:27pm