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Irondequoit Supervisor to step down July 31

Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley, who will be RochesterWorks' next executive director.

Town of Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley is stepping down before his term ends later this year.

Seeley said Wednesday that he has accepted a job opportunity that will not permit him to serve through the rest of this year. He will leave office on July 31.

Seeley announced in January that he would not be seeking another term. He was appointed supervisor in 2016, replacing Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, who was then appointed Monroe County Clerk. Seeley won a full term later that year. 

“Earlier this year, I informed our community that I would not be seeking reelection to another term as Irondequoit Supervisor. In making that decision, it was my sincere hope that any transition into my next career path would be as closely aligned as possible with the end of my term," Seely said.

“Last night, I informed my colleagues on the Town Board that I have accepted a job opportunity that will allow me to further my passion of serving our community. However, taking this path will not permit me to serve the balance of my term. As such, I intend to step down as Irondequoit Supervisor on July 31st.”

Seeley said, as state law requires, Deputy Supervisor John Perticone will become acting supervisor when he leaves. Seeley said that Perticone “is one of the longest serving councilmembers in modern Irondequoit history, and has been a trusted advisor to multiple Supervisors during his many years on the Board.”

Seeley pledged to work vigorously to ensure a smooth transition. He said it is his hope ”to remain an active citizen in my beloved hometown.”

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.