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By Brooklyn Eagle Staff
BROOKLYN — Carlo Scissura, senior advisor to Borough President Marty Markowitz, has ended his bid to succeed Markowitz and instead will become the new head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Scissura, who had been actively pursuing a run for borough president and had led prospective candidates in fundraising, "is NOT running for borough president," Markowitz press secretary Mark Zustovitch told the Brooklyn Eagle in an email response to a question left for Scissura.
Markowitz, whose three-term tenure ends in December 2013, said his relationship with Scissura is like that of a parent to a child when the child is grown and ready to leave home.
"I am sad that Carlo will be leaving Borough Hall but happy for Brooklyn businesses," Markowitz said. "When Brooklyn’s businesses do well, all of Brooklyn comes out ahead. To that I say: Bravo!”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg added that Scissura "represents the best of everything Brooklyn has to offer and has continually turned big ideas into real actions and results.”
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