Pheffer said she was suited to the advocacy work that comprises much of the role of borough president, given her work as a City Council aide, as a staffer for a Queens arm of a citywide neighborhood stabilization program and as an Assembly member. She said she would use her experiences to draw greater services, such as police and buildings inspectors, to the borough. Nor does she shy away from development issues, expressing her support for video lottery terminals and hotels at the New York Racing Association’s Aqueduct Racetrack.
District leader and former Council Member Archie Spigner (D) said he viewed Pheffer, Vallone and Comrie—his former staffer—as the leading candidates.
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