Felder leaves council to join comptroller's staff

AP A member of New York's City Council says he will resign to take a staff job in the office of the city comptroller.Simcha Felder

BROOKLYN - AP A member of New York's City Council says he will resign to take a staff job in the office of the city comptroller.

Simcha Felder is becoming deputy comptroller for accounting andbudget.

He will work for a former council colleague, John Liu. Liu waselected comptroller last fall.

Felder was just elected to a third term on the council. Herepresented part of Brooklyn.

The city will have to hold a special election to fill his seat.

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