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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:40 am, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

Confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in Queens politics, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) formally announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination for borough president Tuesday on the steps of Borough Hall.

Comrie, who is deputy majority leader of the Council, is ineligible to defend his seat because of term limits.

He is seen here with his daughter, Liana, left, and his wife, Marcia Moxam Comrie, right.

The Democratic field also includes former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Tony Arcabascio is running as a Republican.

Comrie, the dean of the Queens delegation to City Hall, sits on the influential Budget Negotiation and Land Use committees.

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