I have been blessed to be involved in the race for City Council to represent what is undeniably one of the best parts of New York City. Friends, neighbors and family have come forward and supported our campaign with an effort that surpassed all my expectations. Therefore it is with an extremely heavy heart that, for personal reasons and family considerations, I must make the decision to not continue in the race. I can only do what I know to be right for the community that I am so proud to be a part of.
Thank you for your understanding and prayers, especially from those of you that have gone way beyond your already valued friendship and shown such dedicated support.
I will continue to be involved as always in our community and work hard to keep Astoria and Western Queens the welcoming, family area that it is. Thank you for all you’ve done. I am grateful to my supporters for their time, generosity and faith in my abilities.