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Former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb won’t seek re-election

ALBANY – Former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, who stepped down from his leadership position last month after a drunken driving arrest on New Year’s Eve, will not seek re-election, he announced Thursday.

“I know that there are other avenues for me to pursue, future work to be done, and I have every intention of being an active member of the community and state that I love,” Kolb, 67, said in a statement. “It has been a tremendous privilege, both personally and professionally, to have served the people of the Finger Lakes region for the past two decades. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt there is no higher honor than to have had the support of the men, women and families who call this area home.”

The former minority leader allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of about twice the legal limit on Dec. 31 when he crashed his state-issued car into a ditch near his home in Ontario County. The AAA operator who responded to tow Kolb’s damaged SUV called police after noting that the vehicle was wedged against a utility pole.

“The events of Dec. 31 are ones I will always deeply regret,” Kolb said in a statement …read more

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