King’s court appearance postponed


JOHNSTOWN — The court appearance for Gloversville Mayor Dayton King in Town Court has been postponed until Feb. 21 according to court officials.

King was set to appear in Town Court on Wednesday on charges of official misconduct brought against him by state police on Dec. 8.

King previously appeared in Town Court with attorney Robert Abdella on Dec. 20 where he plead not guilty.

Troopers alleged King used his position as mayor of Gloversville to gain access to, and review, the personnel file of a Gloversville city employee, and his opponent in the race for mayor, Bill Rowback.

Troopers allege King then released information that he found in the personnel file on the air during a live debate on a local radio station. The complaint in this case was brought to state police by Rowback on Nov. 3 following the Oct. 28 debate. Rowback has maintained he did not give permission for his personnel file to be released. Rowback has stated that King had the file prior to the debate, and he only found out about the file while at the debate.

In a Dec. 8 posting on his Facebook page, King stated Rowback “repeatedly pressured” him to discuss his file on air. King said the discussion came out of Rowback’s insistence on talking about the issue “not because of anything I said or did.”