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 is an American politician from New York City. He represented District 27 in the New York City Council, which comprises St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Hollis, Rosedale, and other neighborhoods within the borough of Queens.

Career[edit]

Comrie served as Chief of Staff to New York City Councilman Archie Spigner for seven years. Comrie was elected to represent the 27th District in the 2001 elections, succeeding Spigner. He now[when?] 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.[citation needed]

In 2014, Comrie challenged Malcolm Smith for the New York Senate. He defeated Smith in the Democratic Party primary election.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Comrie 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.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Archie Spigner
New York City Council, 27th District
2002–2013
Succeeded by
Daneek Miller