Despite calls for Brescia to step down, he plans to continue his role as a legislator

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GOSHEN – Despite calls by a few public officials for Orange County Legislator Stephen Brescia to resign over the controversy involving sexually harassing remarks to a female county employee, the lawmaker said Monday that he has no plans to do so.

“I plan to continue focusing on my role as a legislator for the 9th District and the many and varied concerns of my constituents,” he told Mid-Hudson News. 

“I have dedicated nearly three decades of my life to serving the community’s needs and concerns in the 9th Legislative District,” he said.

“I ask to be judged in totality for my time in office, not for a few regrettable mistakes along the way,” Brescia said. “During my eight-year tenure as chairman, the county was able to reduce debt by $12 million, lower taxes each year, build a new government center and greatly enhance tourism.”