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Dinkins Endorses Comrie for Queens Borough President

 Leroy Comrie received the endorsement of former mayor David Dinkins
Leroy Comrie received the endorsement of former mayor David Dinkins
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QUEENS — Former mayor David Dinkins came out in support of Councilman Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President.

“Leroy Comrie has the support of folks whose values are aligned with his own — of putting the people first,” said Mayor Dinkins outside the Calvary Baptist Church, in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday.

“Comrie remains steadfast in his commitment to bring resources back to the community and maintain critical programs that make a difference for working people, their families, our seniors and our youth,” said Dinkins, who once served as Manhattan Borough President.

Comrie kicked off his campaign last month, pledging to push for more affordable housing, another subway line in Queens and more school seats in the borough.

He said he was honored to receive the endorsement from Dinkins.

“Throughout my service, I’ve admired the Mayor for his integrity and for his passion for service,” Comrie said. “He is American icon, and a man whose reputation for doing what’s right precedes him. I am a grateful for his support.”

The race also includes a former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, who has been endorsed by the Queens County Democratic Party, Councilman Peter Vallone, state Senator Tony Avella and a Republican candidate Aurelio “Tony” Arcabascio.