Leroy Comrie

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Leroy Comrie
Member of the New York City Council from the 27th District
In office
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013
Preceded by Archie Spigner
Succeeded by Daneek Miller
Constituency Southeast Queens
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marcia Moxam Comrie
Residence Saint Albans, Queens
Alma mater University of Bridgeport
Religion Episcopalian
Website NYC Council: District 27

Leroy Comrie represented the New York City Council District 27, which comprises St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Hollis, Rosedale, and other neighborhoods within the borough of Queens.

A former Chief of Staff to City Councilman Archie Spigner — whom he succeeded in office — for seven years, Council Member Leroy Comrie was elected to represent the 27th District in January 2002. He now chairs the Consumer Affairs Committee. He has also served as Majority Whip for his Democratic colleagues on the Council, as well as head of the Queens delegation.[1]

Comrie has also served as a member and president of Community School Board 29.

Comrie appeared on The Daily Show, promoting a ban on the word "Nigger."

Personal life[edit]

He grew up in the communities that he now represents in Southeast Queens. He attended P.S. 116, I.S. 8, Jamaica High School and the University of Bridgeport, where he developed his passion for politics and government. He is a lifelong member of Saint Albans the Martyr Episcopal Church, where he served as a layperson, vestryman and chalice administrator.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Archie Spigner
New York City Council, 27th District


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