Melinda Katz

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Melinda Katz
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District Attorney of Queens County
Assumed office
January 6, 2020
Preceded byJohn Ryan (Acting)
19th Borough President of Queens
In office
January 1, 2014 – January 1, 2020
Preceded byHelen M. Marshall
Succeeded bySharon Lee (Acting)
Member of the New York City Council
from the 29th District
In office
2002–2009
Preceded byKaren Koslowitz
Succeeded byKaren Koslowitz
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 28th district
In office
1994–1999
Preceded byAlan Hevesi
Succeeded byMichael Cohen
Personal details
Born (1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 55)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Domestic partnerCurtis Sliwa (sep. 2014)
Children2
RelativesDavid Katz (father)
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst (BA)
St. John's University, New York (JD)

Melinda R. Katz (born August 19, 1965) is an American politician. She was the 19th Queens Borough President from 2014 to 2020.

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]

In June 2019, Katz won the Democratic nomination for Queens County's District Attorney, and won the general election in November 2019.[4]

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.
  4. "Election board to declare Katz victory over Caban in Queens District Attorney race". ABC7. 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2019-07-29.