Ethan Berkowitz, the mayor of Anchorage Alaska, has resigned after being caught in a sexual scandal with a local reporter.
Berkowitz admitted to a “consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship,” with a TV anchor in the area.
It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage,” said a statement from Berkowitz. “My resignation results from unacceptable personal conduct that has compromised my ability to perform my duties with the focus and trust that is required.”
I apologize to the people of Anchorage for a major lapse in judgment I made several years ago when I had a consensual, inappropriate messaging relationship with reporter Maria Athens. I’m embarrassed and ashamed for the hurt I’ve caused my family and our community. I take responsibility for my actions.
Upon the statement being read at the city hall, someone shouted from the crowd “There is a God.”
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