“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."
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.