Today Queens Councilman Mark Weprin has announced that he will support Manhattan Councilman Dan Garodnick for the position of Speaker of the City Council. Weprin stopped short of saying that he was dropping out of consideration for the post, but said that he was supporting the candidate that the Queens Democratic organization was supporting.
There is word that Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams was droping out of the race for speaker to support Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverto for the speakers position. Also it appears that the Brooklyn block led by Brooklyn county Leader Frank Sedido may wind up supporting Mark-Viverto. That would give Councilwoman Mark-Viverto enough votes to become the next Speaker of the City Council.