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County Exec. Mahoney files letter with county clerk: "I hereby submit to you my resignation"

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney made her resignation official Tuesday, submitting the required paperwork with the county clerk's office.

In the short letter, Mahoney wrote:

"Consistent with Section 31 of the New York State Public Officers Law, I hereby submit to you my resignation from my office of Onondaga County Executive. Such resignation is to be effective on or before November 1, 2018."

The letter was signed by Mahoney and also sent to County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon, who is poised to take over the job.

The final year of Mahoney's term will be filled by whomever the legislature chooses and approves.

McMahon has the support needed by his colleagues for a vote scheduled today.

Mahoney announced her resignation last week, and plans to take a job as chief operating officer at SUNY ESF with an advisory role to the administration of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

In submitting her letter, Mahoney released the following statement:

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Onondaga County Executive. We have made tremendous progress as a community and I'm grateful to have been here at this time to be part of it. The people of Onondaga County can take pride knowing that our finances are strong, our infrastructure is in good working order and we are enjoying the benefits of a revitalized downtown, a thriving Onondaga Lake and growth in tourism with even more good things to come.

Thank you to all of the employees of Onondaga County. It has been a pleasure to work with you. It is the work you do every day that makes all of us proud to call this our home. I also want to thank the residents of Onondaga County for placing their trust in me these past eleven years. Finally, thank you to my family. Your support for me over the years has been unwavering and I am grateful.

Onondaga County is my home and I am not going far. I will help in any wya possible to ensure a smooth transition and have full faith that the people of Onondaga County are in good hands. Thank you.

Mahoney has previously said she plans to start her new job on November 1.

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