Embattled Troy Councilman Mark McGrath resigns after discovery of racially charged voicemail

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Embattled Troy City Councilman Mark McGrath has resigned on Monday.

Many city leaders called for McGrath to resign after the discovery of a racially charged voicemail containing the n-word that was left three years ago.

He resigned in letter to Council President Carmella Mantello.

Mantello is proposing a bipartisan committee of council members and residents in District 2 to serve on the committee to make recommendations to fill the vacancy.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden issued the following statement:

“We respect that this was a difficult decision for Mr. McGrath, and wish him the best.”

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