Friday, November 7, 2008

Leroy Comrie

From the article "Slush pols look after their own"

The Daily News, Wednesday, April 30th 2008

Leroy Comrie, who represents southeast Queens, has co-sponsored $115,000 in member items for a nonprofit that lists his wife, Marcia Moxam Comrie, as an unpaid vice president.

King Manor Association of Long Island maintains a museum in Jamaica, Queens, commemorating Rufus King, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Comrie said he sponsored funds for the group before his wife became a board member in 2005 and that the money pays for overhead and presentations in city schools.

"King Manor was a group that was sponsored by my predecessor [on the Council]," he said. "It's been doing services for children and adults for many years."


Advertising ban for council
Monday, October 15, 2007, from the blog Queens Crap

The City Council is expected to end its long-standing practice of allowing members to pay for advertisements with taxpayer dollars following the release of a report on Monday listing the top 10 biggest advertising spenders among the membership.

City Council Said To End Long-Standing Practice of Member Ad Buys

Other members said to be in the top 10 include Council Members Leroy Comrie and Eric Gioia, both Democrats of Queens. Speaker Christine Quinn is planning to call for an end to the advertisements after the report comes out, a council source said.

Council Member Tony Avella of Queens, who is running for mayor, said he introduced a bill years ago to bar members from using taxpayer dollars to pay for advertisements, but it never won support.

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