Under Pressure, David Mack Resigns

ALBANY—David Mack, formerly the deputy superintendent of the State Police, announced his resignation today from two authority boards after he was named in a report on political activities of the State Police, and facing pressure from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and David Paterson.

Here's Mack's statement:

As you know, I currently serve in a holdover capacity on both the boards of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Effective September 11, 2009, I will leave these boards and make way for others to serve the people of New York State as I have for these many years.

I have had the great honor and privilege of serving on these critical state agencies for more than a decade, and have diligently and faithfully done my utmost to serve all the stakeholders involved.  

As I write this note during observances of 9/11, I can't help but remember eight years ago when both the Port Authority and MTA confronted extraordinarily difficult times.  We met those challenges with help of many dedicated board members and staff with whom I have had the pleasure and privilege of working.  I thank each and every one of them for their service, hard work, commitment, and friendship, and will miss working with them.