Calls for Gabryszak to Address Allegations or Resign

January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - As the start of the legislative session quickly approaches, the chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party, is calling for Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak's resignation if the sexual harassment allegations are accurate.

"These allegations are appalling and our party doesn't stand for this and I think our community deserves better that the assemblyman represents," says Jeremy Zellner.

Just last week the Cheektowaga lawmaker's community relation's director became the fourth current or former female staffer to come forward with claims of harassment.

Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement regarding the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee's investigations about sexual harassment allegations surrounding both Assemblyman Gabryszak and Assemblyman Micah Kellner.

Cuomo said, "The latest reports of sexual harassment in the Assembly should be the last straw. This pattern of behavior is repugnant by every standard and directly contradicts the policies the Assembly has advanced for the last 20 years."

"Assemblymember Micah Kellner's conduct, confirmed by the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee's investigation, has no place in New York State government. It is time for him to immediately deny these allegations or resign. Likewise, Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak must immediately deny the allegations against him or resign. If they do not resign, the Assembly must send a clear message that they do not tolerate this abuse of women and should seriously consider moving to expel them if they seek to return this coming session. Enough is enough. It's a new year; let's start with a clean slate."