A routine resignation had City Council tongues wagging Thursday.
Margaret Keta Tapalaga quit as chief of staff to indicted Queens Councilman Dennis Gallagher, saying she wants to spend more time with her two young children.
Gallagher chief-of-staff calls it quits
Tapalaga's lawyer husband, Gene, has told friends he might run in a GOP primary for the seat. Also weighing a primary bid is Tom Ognibene, who held the seat until forced out by term limits in 2001. Former Council incumbents can run again after a four-year hiatus.
Democratic prospects include Elizabeth Crowley, who lost to Gallagher in 2001. She is the niece of Rep. Joseph Crowley, the Queens Democratic leader.
Actually, it's not Gene, it's Gabe. Look at the list of potential replacements...2 bad lawyers or a substitute art teacher...what a choice.