Katz, Vallone Face Off in Queens Borough President Primary
QUEENS — Two former City Council colleagues are the top candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race for the Queens borough president, which is being vacated because of term limits.
Katz has received numerous endorsements, including that of the Queens Democratic Party and from the current borough president, Helen Marshall.
She says her experience on the Land Use Committee while in the City Council — and her work as an aide in the office of former Borough President Claire Shulman — makes her the most qualified for the job.
Vallone, who is the chairman of the council’s Public Safety Committee, has made crime the main issue in his campaign, dubbing himself the borough’s crime-fighting superhero.
The winner will face Republican Tony Arcabascio in November.