Dan Halloran Loses Another Staffer

Dan Halloran, at a happier time, announcing for Congress last year.
Dan Halloran, at a happier time, announcing a congressional bid last year.

Embattled Councilman Dan Halloran, whom federal prosecutors have charged with quarterbacking a bribery scheme to rig the mayor’s race, is having trouble holding staff members.

First, Mr. Halloran’s legislative director, John Mulvey, bailed, followed by his chief of staff, Chrissy Voskerichian. And today, Kevin Ryan, Mr. Halloran’s spokesman, just did the same.

“It has been a great privilege to serve as the Director of Communications in the Office of Council Member Dan Halloran,” Mr. Ryan said in a statement. “I have greatly enjoyed working for the City Council, especially in the unique 19th District. I am grateful to the Council Member, my co-workers (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.”

Mr. Ryan isn’t leaving public service, however–he’s moving over to clerk at the Board of Elections.

“I am enthusiastic about continuing to serve voters at the NYC Board of Elections, where I look forward to becoming a better public servant by learning more about the electoral process,” he added. “I remain active in the GOP and in the Northeast Queens Republican Club. I think this election cycle will be fun.”

Mr. Halloran, who has maintained his innocence, is not seeking re-election. Dan Halloran Loses Another Staffer