Indicted Assemblyman Eric Stevenson will today lose his executive post with the Assembly’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus, multiple sources told Politicker.
Mr. Stevenson, arrested in April for allegedly accepting $20,000 in bribes to steer legislation, is not seeking re-election as second vice president of the caucus. He must submit a letter of resignation to officially quit the caucus altogether, however.
“According to the chair of the caucus, Eric Stevenson is not running for re-election as an executive officer,” said Lupe Todd, a spokeswoman for Assemblyman Karim Camara, the caucus chair. “In order for him to quit caucus, he must submit a letter of resignation. A letter has not been submitted.”
Mr. Stevenson, a Bronx assemblyman, has vowed to fight the charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s office. He did not immediately return a request for comment.
Running in Mr. Stevenson’s place are Assembly members Luis Sepulveda, Walter Mosley and Marcos Crespo. Voting for the caucus will end at 5 p.m. today.