Queens District Attorney Results: Tiffany Caban Declares Victory – Cabán declared victory in the Democratic primary for district attorney in Queens, New York at late Tuesday night after edging out Borough President Melinda Katz.
Queens District Attorney Results – Tiffany Caban Declares Victory:
“We have built the most powerful, the most diverse, the most beautiful coalition that a borough-wide race has ever seen. From formerly incarcerated folks to workers to undocumented immigrants to community-based organizations & activists to local & national elected officials,” Cabán crowed in a late night tweet.
Queens District Attorney Election Results In The City Of New York 2019 Primary –
33,814 votes (39.57%) – Tiffany Caban
32,724 votes (38.30%) – Melinda Katz
12,377 (14.49%) – Gregory L. Lasak
3,310 (3.87%) – Mina Quinto Malik
1,168 (1.37%) – Rory I. Lancman
1,075 (1.26%) – Jose L. Nieves
921 (1.08%) – Betty Lugo
58 (0.07%) – Write-In
Tiffany Caban Wins:
Tiffany Caban, a 31-year-old queer public defender, ran on a campaign platform of sweeping change, defeated Borough President Melinda Katz by about 1,100 votes, a margin of about 1.5%. Katz refused to concede, but the result does not look in doubt with just 3,500 absentee and paper ballots left to count.
“This campaign started with just four women, sitting around a kitchen table, saying: we have to change the system. So I did what many thought was unthinkable for a 31-year-old Queer Latina public defender whose parents grew up in the Woodside Houses. I decided to run,” Cabán tweeted Tuesday night “Transforming this system will not be easy, and it will not happen overnight, But I am ready. We are ready.”
“With such an important office at stake, every voice throughout the borough needs to be heard and every vote needs to be counted,” Melinda Katz said in a statement Wednesday. “I want to thank every volunteer, voter, and organization who supported my campaign over the past several months. Thousands of people came together to fight hard to bring change to the Borough of Queens, and their dedication should be recognized. With thousands of ballots left to count, every voter deserves to be heard.”
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday, “I am so incredibly proud of @CabanForQueens – and EVERY single person who showed up for this election today. No matter how this ends, you all have stunned NY politics tonight. When people come together, we can beat big money in elections. People power is no fluke.”
“We meet a machine with a movement.” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
🎉🎉 Election Night Party!
After the polls close at 9 pm, come join us for our Election Night watch party at La Boom!
— Tiffany Cabán (@CabanForQueens) June 25, 2019
I am so incredibly proud of @CabanForQueens – and EVERY single person who showed up for this election today.
No matter how this ends, you all have stunned NY politics tonight.
When people come together, we can beat big money in elections. People power is no fluke. https://t.co/hsJx7p3REN
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 26, 2019
Tiffany Cabán took on virtually the entire political establishment and built a grassroots movement.
This is a victory for working people everywhere who are fighting for real political change and demanding we end cash bail, mass incarceration and the failed war on drugs. https://t.co/BkyYMzCfxj
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 26, 2019