Andy King will not appeal removal from ballot, lawyer says


Following a tumultuous legal battle, former City Councilmember Andy King is officially out of the running to reclaim his Council District 12 seat.

King’s election attorney Ali Najmi confirmed in a statement to the Bronx Times Friday that King would not seek to appeal an appellate court’s decision, earlier this week, to remove him from the ballot in the race for the northeast Bronx seat.

“Our client has decided not to seek leave from the Court of Appeals,” Najmi said.

King had not responded to multiple Bronx Times requests for comment.

The New York City Board of Elections (BOE) had initially removed King’s name from the ballot last month on account that he had reached his term limit to serve. Councilmembers are held to a limit of two consecutive terms.