This morning, a new campaign committee, “Peralta 2013,” appeared on the Board of Elections website, suggesting State Senator José Peralta is taking yet another step towards his increasingly likely campaign for Queens Borough President next year.
The committee will allow Mr. Peralta to raise money and more forcefully campaign for the race, especially when one potential candidate, Councilman Peter Vallone, already has $1 million in his own campaign war chest.
Other likely candidates include Assemblywoman Grace Meng and Councilman Leroy Comrie.
If all four candidates enter the race, there will be a diverse slate of candidates each hailing from different sections of an incredibly diverse borough. Queens is 28% Latino, 28% White, 19% African American, and 23% Asian.
An email placed to Mr. Peralta’s campaign was not immediately returned.