Queens AM Aubry announces retirement, endorses long-time community leader as successor

After more than three decades of public service, Queens Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of his term next year and is endorsing Democratic District Leader Larinda Hooks as his successor.

Aubry, 75, was first sent to Albany in a 1992 special election to represent East Elmhurst, LeFrak City and parts of Corona, Woodside, Elmhurst and Rego Park in Assembly District 35. The longtime speaker pro tempore and former chair of the Correction Committee used his position to sponsor and pass numerous pieces of legislation designed to improve the criminal justice system.