Melinda Katz

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Melinda Katz
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19th President of the Borough of Queens
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byHelen Marshall
Member of the New York City Council from the 29th District
In office
2002–2009
Preceded byKaren Koslowitz
Succeeded byKaren Koslowitz
ConstituencyForest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, South Elmhurst, Richmond Hill
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 28th district
In office
1994–1999
Personal details
Born (1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 54)
Queens, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Domestic partnerCurtis Sliwa (to 2014)
ChildrenCarter Katz, Hunter Katz
RelativesDavid Katz (father), Jeanne Katz (mother), Marc Katz (brother), Matthew Katz (brother), Michael Katz (brother)
ResidenceForest Hills, Queens
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts (B.A.)
St. John's University (J.D.)
WebsiteMelinda Katz website

Melinda R. Katz (born August 19, 1965) is an American politician. She is the 19th and current Queens Borough President since 2014.

Katz was a New York City Councilwoman from 2002 to 2009.[1] She left politics in 2009 to work at a law firm.[2]

In 2012, she announced her return to politics with a run for Queens Borough President in 2013.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Candidate Melinda Katz: City Controller". The New York Daily News. August 16, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  2. Cullen, Terence. "Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run". Katz creates campaign team for Queens borough president run. Terence Cullen. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. Cullen, Terence. "Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president". Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president. Terence M. Cullen. Retrieved October 25, 2012.