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


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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