For the last year, City Councilman John C. Liu has made it clear that he wanted to run for citywide office at the end of his current term next year. But Mr. Liu, a Democrat from Queens, was consistently vague about whether he would run for comptroller or public advocate.
But in an interview this morning, Mr. Liu indicated that he was leaning toward undertaking a campaign to succeed William C. Thompson Jr., the city’s comptroller.
“I wouldn’t rule anything out, in terms of positions,” Mr. Liu said. “But I have a strong natural management background. And this is a very difficult time that the city is going through now. And to be honest, being able to contribute through the comptroller’s office is attractive to me.”
Queens Councilman Leaning Toward Comptroller Run