Yesterday, Councilman Domenic Recchia announced that he has decided not to run in the 2013 Comptroller race.
He says that his decision is based on the amount of relief work Superstorm Sandy inflicted upon his district. Instead, he wants to narrow his focus to rebuild the parts of Southern Brooklyn most affected by the storm. Along with parts of Bensonhurst, Recchia represents Coney Island, Gravesend, Brighton Beach and Sea Gate.
“After months of consideration and conversations with my family, friends, and colleagues, I have decided not to run for Comptroller in 2013. Although as Chair of the City Council’s Finance Committee I remain dedicated to maintaining our City’s fiscal health, in the wake of the storm, my energy, focus, and heart are in Brooklyn,” said Recchia to the New York Daily News.
Recchia has not put all of his ambitions on hold though, he may want to run for Brooklyn Borough President in the future.