Join us on Tuesday, April 30 for the largest Queens District Attorney Candidate Forum!


The Caribbean Equality ProjectAPA VOICE: Voting and Organizing to Increase Civic Engagement and 21 other community-based organizations invite the Queens community to participate in a candidate forum for the June 2019 primary elections for the position of Queens District Attorney (DA). The current Queens DA Richard A. Brown is retiring after 28 years, and your vote on June 25 could have impacts on your community for decades. Bring your questions and come meet all seven registered candidates who want to be YOUR next DA, and learn how they will investigate and prosecute cases like neighborhood crimes, hate crimes, sex crimes, and crimes that could impact people with different immigrant statuses. 

The candidate forum will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Bellozino Party Hall, 72-11 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens. Take the 7 train to 74th Street/Broadway station or the E/F/M/R trains to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. Station. The venue is wheelchair-accessible, and no ID or purchase is necessary to attend. All are welcome - please RSVP on our Eventbrite or email your name and contact information (phone & email address) to

The registered candidates who will attend are:

  • Betty LugoFormer Prosecutor and Founder of Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC

  • Jose NievesFormer Prosecutor and Former U.S. Army Captain

  • Gregory LasakFormer Prosecutor and Former New York State Supreme Court Justice

  • Mina MalikFormer Prosecutor and Former Executive Director at Civilian Complaint Review Board

  • Tiffany CabanPublic Defender

  • Rory LancmanCity Council Member, 24th District

  • Melinda KatzQueens Borough President

 Our votes on June 25th will set the standard of what the Queens District Attorney's office looks like. Come ask questions and learn from the candidates about the issues THIS night!

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