The New York Daily News reports:
Former U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella, who left Congress in disgrace in 2009, was elected Staten Island borough president on Tuesday. Fossella, 56, enjoyed the backing of former President Donald Trump in the race, a black mark in much of the city — but not in Republican-leaning Staten Island.
Fossella gave up his career on Capitol Hill after a drunken-driving arrest led to an admission that he had fathered a child in an extramarital affair. The former city councilman spent a decade in the political wilderness, but roared back in the spring as a borough president candidate.
From my 2008 post about Fossella:
Anti-gay “family values” blowhard Rep. Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island), the only Republican representing New York City in Congress, was revealed as an adulterer and father of a “love child” this week after his arrest for driving drunk in suburban Virginia.
On the night of his arrest, Fossella attended a White House reception, then continued partying at a DC pub where he got so drunk he was asked to leave. Fossella told arresting officers that he was on his way to visit his sick three year-old daughter in Virginia, which no doubt came as a huge surprise to his wife and three children back in Staten Island.
Fossella’s baby mama is retired Air Force colonel and former congressional liaison Lauren Fay, who bailed Fossella out of jail. A blood-alcohol test showed Fossella with more than twice the legal limit, which calls for mandatory jail time. The seven-term Fossella has often been mentioned as a possible NYC mayoral candidate.
During his time in the US House, Fossella voted against the Matthew Shepard Act, voted against same-sex adoption in DC, voted to withhold housing funds from San Francisco over their domestic partners law, voted to overturn President Clinton’s ban on anti-LGBT discrimination against federal employees, and voted for a federal ban on same-sex marriage. He did all this while adulterously fucking and impregnating the mistress he was secretly keeping in DC.