Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot resigns

Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot Photo: Monroe County Website. Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot

Updated: March 22, 2020 05:07 PM
Created: March 22, 2020 08:48 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Legislator John Lightfoot has resigned from his position. 

According to Monroe County Director of Communications, Lightfoot submitted a resignation letter on Friday and his resignation will go into effect on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.


Lightfoot, a Democrat, was re-elected in November and served as a legislator since 2012.

In a statement provided to News10NBC, Lightfoot said:

"I have decided to resign as of 11:59 tonight. I have served for over fifteen years as a community volunteer with an additional 12 years as an elected official. The political landscape has changed. I have been an agent within that change, and I would like to take a break now. As a second-generation in community service, I must occasionally take time to reflect. It's hard to think outside of the box, when you’re in the box. Many accomplishments at the Monroe County include raising MWBE rates from 10%-12% for minorities and raising the women's requirement by 50%. In addition, we have run campaigns and hired more minorities for the Sheriff Dept. Collaterally Management and Professional within Monroe County." 

Lightfoot was a Ranking Minority Member of the Transportation Committee and a member of the Economic Development & Planning Committee. He was also a member of the New York State Association of Counties’ Economic Development and Environment and Rural Affairs committee.

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