CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Angela Wozniak, the Cheektowaga Assemblywoman who faced fierce criticism for having a relationship with a staffer, says she will not run for re-election to her position.
Wozniak, 29, was previously accused of sexual harassment in September of 2015. The allegation stated that Wozniak sexually harassed one of her (now former) male staffers.
The Republican assemblywoman was elected this past fall, replacing Dennis Gabryszak — a politician also accused of sexual harassment while in office. He stepped down following the accusations.
The initial allegations against Wozniak, who is a married mother of one, turned out to be false after an investigation took place, but she was not in the clear. She admitted to having a “consensual relationship” with the accusing staffer.
Following this admission, Wozniak issued an apology to her constituents and said she wanted to continue serving the 143rd Assembly District. She even said that she wanted to run for re-election.
It turns out that the latter will not be happening, as Wozniak released a statement on Tuesday:
“After a great deal of consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election to the 143rd Assembly District and will be taking this time to focus on my family. I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone for their support over the past two years. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the great residents of our community.”
A new district representative will be elected this November.