Statement from Lilianna Zulunova:
“As some of you know, on May 3 I got married to Rabbi Emanuel Yelizarov. This is an exciting time for my family and me. It’s with this in mind that I have decided to put my family first and end my campaign. My obligations as a wife, and eventually as a mother, give me certainty that this is the right decision for me at this time.
“I thank everyone who supported my campaign, who volunteered, who gave what they could give to the cause. I will always remember the look in the eyes of people who are desperate for change, for reform, for leaders who understand them and will fight for them. This passion and support kept me strong during the campaign and will stay with me in the next stage of my life.
“But the next campaign has already begun. I still have a passion for public service. I still yearn to serve my neighbors and my community. And I will still devote my time to giving back to Queens and the neighborhoods that have given me so much.”
Lilianna Zulunova (D-Forest Hills) was a candidate for State Assembly in the 28th District, which includes all or parts of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth.
(Actually, it doesn't include any of Maspeth.)