From the Queens Tribune:
One Democratic insider said Katz is one of the top contenders for next year’s race, though Comrie is more likely to get the backing of the Queens Democratic Party. If Grodenchik, the current deputy borough president, is not backed by the Democratic Party, he will not run, according to the insider.
When Marshall triumphed in 2001, the Democratic Party backed her in a competitive primary against former Board of Education President Carol Gresser and former Councilman Sheldon Leffler. Vallone, said the insider, would be least likely to be endorsed because he has supported candidates who have run against the Queens Democrats’ picks. The conservative Democrat and son of former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. could also seek the GOP line next year.