Monserrate loses last bid for Queens comeback

Hiram Monserrate, an ex-con and permanent New York politician who was expelled from the state Senate for assaulting his girlfriend, lost his latest comeback attempt to win a seat in the Queens Assembly.

Monserrate, previously close to Mayor Adams, trailed nearly 2-1 in its Democratic primary attempt to evict incumbent Jeffrion Aubry.

Aubry had 2,275 votes, or 62%, while Monserrate had 1,399, or 38%, with 3% of the vote counted.

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Aubry, who has represented the district for three decades, turned down a similar challenge from Monserrate in 2020.

Adams was one of eight state senators who voted in 2010 not to evict Monserrate after he was convicted of assault for beating his girlfriend.

Monseratte pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal corruption charges related to his misuse of city funds while serving as a councilman. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Since his release, the former official has attempted to run for various public office positions, including a failed 2020 challenge against Aubry.

Aubry, who won those primaries by a margin of about 2-1, doesn’t seem concerned about this relaunch either. He has been running a quiet race and reports no recent district fundraising efforts with East Elmhurst and Corona.