On Friday, Democratic County Leader and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo resigned as chair of the Democratic Party in the Bronx.
This recent development added to the bombshell announcements about his official resignation from the Assembly back in February, when Crespo announced he would not seek re-election nor run for borough president, a position which many in the Bronx thought that he would be the top contender.
According to reports, the assemblyman will step back from public service in favor of a job at Montefiore Medical Center.
“I am proud of all we have accomplished over the last five years thanks to the work of talented and committed staff and volunteers,” Crespo said in a statement. “We supported the election of young, dynamic and diverse progressive elected officials. We made history with the first black female district attorney in the State of New York. We also strengthened the judiciary by supporting and electing dozens of women of color to the bench. The party has become more inclusive and the community now has a more welcoming space for larger gatherings and political activities with our newly built out headquarters.”
Crespo has served in the State Assembly since 2009 when he won a special election to replace Ruben Díaz Jr., who became Borough President. In 2015, Crespo was elected chair of the Bronx County Democratic Committee, replacing Carl Heastie.