Carlo Scissura, former Borough Hall aide, has decided to end his bid to become the next Borough President. Scissura raised an impressive $125K for the race and had the full support of former boss, Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Scissura has been the chief of staff for Markowitz since 2008. Instead of running, Scissura decided to take over the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
“The number one goal is jobs, jobs, jobs,” he said to the New York Daily News.
He changed direction after meeting with Chamber officials to discuss economic development. He is interested in expanding the efforts of the chamber to create more economic growth in ethnic and high-tech businesses.
“I just realized that that’s where my passion is, and that’s why I was running for borough president,” he said. “The chamber allows me to do everything and then some that I could have done as Borough President.”
Scissura will take over for Carl Hum, who resigned in January. Now Assemblyman Nick Perry, State Senator Dan Squadron and State Senator Eric Adams may be facing off in the next Brooklyn Borough Presidential race.
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