QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz issued the following statement in recognition of former Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie’s inauguration today as a New York State Senator:

“Leroy Comrie is an exceptional public servant with a tireless work ethic and a proven track record of working on behalf of the interests of his constituents,” Borough President Katz said. “I also greatly relied on his wise counsel when he served in my office during my first year as Borough President.  Today he formally begins a new chapter in his life of public service by being inaugurated as state Senator for the 14th Senate District.  I know Senator Comrie will do an outstanding job in Albany because he always puts the concerns of his constituents first. I congratulate Senator Comrie on his inauguration today and wish him all the best as he represents the people of southeastern Queens.”