Queens Council Member Leroy Comrie Endorses Christine Quinn For Mayor

(August 29, 2013) – Today, City Council Member Leroy Comrie representing the 27th Council District in Southeast Queens endorsed Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York City.  Comrie, the Deputy Majority Leader of the City Council, Chairman of the Queens Delegation and the Committee on Land Use, cited Quinn’s record of bringing all parties together to deliver progressive results that help New Yorkers. Comrie also noted Quinn’s unwavering support for New York’s small businesses. Following the endorsement, Quinn and Comrie greeted residents nearby at the Theodora Jackson Neighborhood Senior Center and Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center.

“Chris Quinn has been an outstanding advocate for small businesses, especially those owned by minorities and women, and I have every confidence that she will continue that legacy as Mayor,” said Comrie. “Whether it was creating a relief period for outstanding fines, saving business owners a combined $35 million by ending an unfair system of double taxation, or creating the New Business Acceleration Team to help local businesses open their doors faster, Chris has dedicated herself to easing the challenges facing small businesses in our city.

“But Chris has done more than just support local business,” added Comrie.  “She has protected New Yorkers against foreclosures, creating the Center for New York City Neighborhoods in 2007.  Since then, CNYCN has counseled over 18,000 homeowners and negotiated 3,300 loan modifications for those facing foreclosure.  The Task Force she launched on Financially Distressed Rental Properties protected the rights of tenants in multifamily buildings facing foreclosure, allowing many families in Queens to avoid the worst of the foreclosure crisis.”  

Upon receiving Comrie’s endorsement, Quinn stated, “I’m honored to have the support of Leroy Comrie, one of the great progressive voices in this City.  I have stood with Leroy time and again on issues facing New Yorkers – whether it’s his leadership on education funding or his advocacy for local public health organizations, I am proud to have him standing with us in this campaign.”