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Halloran spokesman steps down

Kevin Ryan (fourth from r.) is resigning as spokesman for embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran.
TimesLedger Newspapers

Another staffer of City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) resigned Friday, adding to the list of top aides to quit since their boss was arrested in April.

Spokesman Kevin Ryan, 37, said he would be leaving the Whitestone Republican’s office after nearly one year on the job to work as a clerk at the city Board of Elections.

“I have greatly enjoyed working for the City Council, especially in the unique 19th District,” Ryan said. “I am grateful to the Council member, my coworkers, especially my communications colleague, Victor Mimoni, the fine journalists I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and the District 19 residents for making it such an exciting opportunity.”

Halloran was arrested April 2 and indicted on charges of using bribery and corruption to help rig the upcoming mayoral race and inject Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) onto the ballot’s GOP line. His chief of staff Chrissy Voskerichian and legislative director John Mulvey both stepped down soon after the councilman’s arrest.

Voskerichian has since declared a run for her former boss’s Council seat as a Democrat.

Ryan said he still planned on remaining an active member of the Queens GOP and the northeast Queens Republican Club after moving onto the city’s Board of Elections.

“I am enthusiastic about continuing to serve voters at the Board of Elections, where I look forward to becoming a better public servant by learning more about the electoral process,” Ryan said.

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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Mai says:
It appears that even Devon OConnor has jumped ship and is now hanging on to another crook.
June 15, 2013, 9:54 pm
Anthony says:
The constitutional freedoms we enjoy are slanderously abused on a daily basis by a disgruntled Whitestone man using different name on this and other local blog formats. We cannot move forward until this issue is addressed.
June 17, 2013, 9:35 am
Carmine says:
Who? Punk.
June 17, 2013, 11:21 am
Carmine says:
And the word is Libel. Look it up PUNK!
June 17, 2013, 11:29 am
Arthur from Whitestone says:
Centola, cut the crap!
June 18, 2013, 3:48 pm
Dan from All about the money says:
June 22, 2013, 2:22 pm
Arthur from Whitestone says:
Centola, Why?
June 25, 2013, 1:26 pm

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