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Rodriguez’s denouement: New Paltz legislator’s political career crumbles in wake of accusations of inappropriate behavior

Rodriguez’s denouement: New Paltz legislator’s political career crumbles in wake of accusations of inappropriate behavior

After being the initial pick to lead the new Democratic majority in the Ulster County Legislature, Hector Rodriguez withdrew his name from consideration. The Democrats said that Rodriguez couldn’t get all 12 votes. But there were whispers that there was more to the story, and that it involved interactions with women. A few weeks later, Rodriguez announced he would not be seeking reelection.