The Glen Oaks attorney who had been considering a challenge against state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) in this year’s Democratic primary has decided against making the run.
Ali Najmi told the media on Monday that he will not go forward with his campaign, but said he will remain involved in the political process and indicated he will make a run for elective office someday.
“Many people have encouraged me to run, and even to run this year,” Najmi said in an email. “However, I have decided that for this year the best thing for the community and for Queens is to help elect real Democrats to the State Senate and to strengthen the Democratic conference in Albany.
“I started my campaign committee to start building a serious candidacy for the future to tackle the tough issues related to economic development, education, housing and seniors.
“I have been raising money and will continue to do so. I will continue registering new voters and getting out the vote as I always have. I look forward to a career in public service in the near future.”