Avella Drops Out Of Queens Borough President Race
QUEENS — And then there were two.
State Senator Tony Avella dropped out of the race for Queens borough president, his office announced Wednesday.
“Queens is my home borough and I will never stop fighting and advocating for all residents of Queens,” he said in a statement.
“Yet, at this time, I believe I can best serve the people of Queens by remaining a State Senator.”
The feisty councilman had been critical of both Katz and Vallone at borough president forums, even accusing Vallone of cheating through text messages at a forum in Jackson Heights.
Avella thanked his supporters for their encouragement throughout the campaign and said he looks forward to their support “on this continuing journey towards reforming Albany.”