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Acting White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach cruised to an easy victory tonight defeating Republican Bob Hyland and Independent Party candidate Glenn Hockley to serve out the remainder of Adam Bradley's term.
Bradley stepped down last month following his December conviction on domestic abuse charges.
With 100% of the vote in, Roach had 4,482 votes, or 52% of the vote to Bob Hyland's 2,442 or 28%. Independence Party candidate and former City Councilman Glenn Hockley had 1,150 votes.
It was sentencing day for former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley.
Bradley was sentenced to three years probation for his conviction on domestic abuse charges against his now-estranged wife, Fumiko Bradley.
Prosecutors had called for jail time, but the judge cited Bradley's lack of a criminal record in determining his sentence. He had faced up to a year behind bars. He was convicted in a non-jury trial of attempted assault and harassment.
Bradley, a former State Assemblyman, stepped down from his post as Mayor last month. A special election to fill the Mayoral seat is to be held on March 31.
After months of controversy and a conviction on domestic abuse charges, embattled White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley announced his resignation today.
Speaking at a news conference a short time ago, Bradley says his resignation is effective immediately. Said Bradley, " I have concluded I can no longer dedicate the necessary time and effort required to serve as mayor in the way the people of White Plains deserve."
White Plains Common Council President Tom Roach will take over in the interim beginning at midnight.
The calls continue for White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley to step down.
Tonight, the White Plains Democratic Committee approved a non-binding vote of no-confidence calling on him to resign after he was convicted of domestic abuse charges involving his wife Fumiko Bradley.
The panel voted 42-19 in favor of Bradley's ouster.
While the move is not binding, officials are hoping the no confidence vote will continue to put pressure on the convicted Mayor and at the same time send a message to the Governor, who, at this point, is the only one who is able to technically remove Bradley from office.
Earlier, the White Plains Common Council voted on a resolution calling for Bradley to step down. Bradley then refused, saying he is innocent and plans to appeal his conviction.
The members of the Common Council have written a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to intervene and remove Bradley from office.
Other lawmakers have called for Bradley to resign, including Congresswoman Nita Lowey and longtime friend and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.
By a 5-2 vote, the White Plains Common Council has approved a resolution calling for Mayor Adam Bradley's resignation. The vote comes nearly two weeks after Bradley was convicted of several charges in his domestic abuse trial. The Mayor was convicted of misdemeanor harassment, contempt and attempted assault but found not guilty of assault and witness tampering.
While the vote is one of no confidence, it has no binding authority to force the Mayor to leave office. The panel could only do so if he was convicted of a felony.
Under the circumstances, the only way Bradley could be forced from office is if he is removed by the Governor.
During tonight's meeting Bradley said despite the vote of no confidence, he has no plans to resign.
A new website has been launched calling for the removal of White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley from office.
The site, www.recallbradley.com urges residents to email Common Council members suggesting they take action and asking residents to distribute flyers calling for his ouster.
The site says, "The Mayor has been convicted of domestic violence. He believes he is above the law and that the citizens of White Plains cannot touch him."
Last week, Bradley received a mixed verdict in his bench trial on domestic abuse charges, he was found guilty of some charges and acquitted of others.
Because the charges he was convicted of are misdemeanors, and not felonies, he is not required to be removed from office. He faces up to a year behind bars when he's sentenced March 17.
Calls to Bradley's office for comments were not returned.
Bradley said last week he will be appealing his conviction and will not step down.
A judge has found White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley guilty of several charges in connection with the domestic abuse case involving his wife Fumiko.
Judge Susan Capeci rendered her decision this morning, finding Bradley guilty of harassment, attempted assault and second degree criminal contempt charges, but innocent of several others.
Bradley was in court for today's verdict. He had opted for a bench trial rather than a jury trial.
The first incident occurred at their home on Fernwood Road in white plains on January 11, when Fumiko Bradley said her husband became enranged and threw a mug of hot jasmine tea on her chest.
The second incident occurred on February 28, 2010, also at the Bradley home, when the Mayor grabbed his wife's left arm and placed it against a door frame and bruised her left hand.
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