Comrie Drops Out Of Queens BP Race

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on July 15, 2013 9:57am 

 Councilman Leroy Comrie, who represents Jamaica, Cambria Heights, and St. Albans, ended his bid for Queens Borough President.
Councilman Leroy Comrie, who represents Jamaica, Cambria Heights, and St. Albans, ended his bid for Queens Borough President.
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QUEENS — Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie ended his bid for Queens Borough President this weekend, but has not yet endorsed any of the three remaining Democrats, his spokeswoman said Monday morning.

“I am announcing that I will not continue my campaign for Queens Borough President,” said Comrie in a statement. “After careful consideration, my family and I believe, due to personal matters, this is the best course of action."

Comrie, often seen as an underdog in the race, relaunched his campaign in June and two weeks ago was endorsed by former Mayor David Dinkins.

Councilman Peter Vallone, former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, state Senator Tony Avella and a Republican candidate Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio are still running for the position being vacated by Helen Marshall after three terms.

Comrie said he considers serving Queens residents as a Councilman “a true honor” and hinted that his career as a public servant was not over.

“I am looking forward to serving the people of Queens — in one capacity or another — for a long time to come,” he said in the statement.

Comrie could not be reached for comment Monday morning. 

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