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  Zucchet resigns; word from Inzunza expected tomorrow
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MediaNewspaper - San Diego Union-Tribune
News DateThursday, July 21, 2005 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe day after their convictions in a federal corruption trial, San Diego Councilmen Michael Zucchet and Ralph Inzunza decided to resign, setting the stage for a November election to replace them.

Zucchet, who has represented District 2 since his election in November 2002, announced his resignation at a 5 p.m. news conference outside City Hall. He spoke haltingly as his wife, Teresa, stood by wiping away tears.

Calling the past 2½ years a "nightmare," Zucchet said he was stepping down so a successor could be chosen in a Nov. 8 special election and so the people of his district would have a representative.
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