Know Your Vote: News from the Queens District Attorney Primary Election - June 25, 2019


Below is a timeline of news headlines from the primary election for Queens District Attorney. We’ll continue adding to the list up until Election Day on June 25th. A voter guide for this race will be released in the weeks before the election. Visit for help with voter registration and other voting questions.

Last updated on: 6/26/2019 at 2:30 PM

Candidates: Tiffany Cabán, Melinda Katz, Rory Lancman, Gregory Lasak, Betty Lugo, Mina Quinto MalikJosé Nieves

June 26, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán’s likely win in the Queens district attorney race is a huge deal (Vox)
June 26, 2019 — The Progressive Left Just Scored Another Stunning Victory With Tiffany Cabán (Vice News)
June 26, 2019 — The Rise of Tiffany Cabán (Jezebel)
June 26, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán declares victory in Queens district attorney Democratic primary (amNewYork)
June 26, 2019 — Public Defender Tiffany Cabán Declares 'Stunning' Victory in Queens District Attorney Race (TIME)
June 26, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán: 31-Year-Old Queer Latina Public Defender, Backed by AOC, Set to Make History in Queens District Attorney Elections (Newsweek)
June 26, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán and AOC tweet virtual victory lap after stunning Queens DA primary election (New York Daily News)
June 26, 2019 — Candidate backed by AOC, democratic socialists declares victory in Queens DA primary (Fox News)
June 26, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Stuns Queens Machine, Holds Solid Lead in Race for Queens District Attorney (The Intercept)
June 26, 2019 — How Tiffany Cabán Went From Nowhere to the Verge of Victory (The City)
June 26, 2019 — Cabán Declares Victory, Katz Doesn't Concede in Queens District Attorney Primary (Gotham Gazette)
June 25, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Claims a Nationally Significant Victory for Queens DA (The Nation)
June 25, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Claims Shocking Queens District Attorney Primary Win (The Daily Beast)
June 25, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán ‘confident’ her shocking Queens DA primary win will hold (New York Post)
June 25, 2019 — Cabán in the lead but Queens DA race too close to call (Politico)
June 25, 2019 — Queens D.A. Primary Too Close to Call, as Cabán Narrowly Leads Katz (The New York Times)
June 24, 2019 — Campaign cartography: The Queens DA race has gone global (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 24, 2019 — AOC, other prominent progressives hold big rally for Cabán in Jackson Heights ahead of DA primary (QNS)
June 23, 2019 — The Small-Donor Model That Helped Ocasio-Cortez Win Is Aiding Another Progressive (The New York Times)
June 23, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán's race for Queens DA shows rise of Latino advocacy on criminal justice (NBC News)
June 23, 2019 — Mega-donors contribute more than $500K in last days of Queens DA primary race (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 23, 2019 — Dozens of Supporters of Queens DA Candidate Tiffany Caban Turn Out for Rally (NY1)
June 23, 2019 — AOC drums up support for Queens DA candidate Tiffany Cabán (New York Post)
June 23, 2019 — How AOC and a queer candidate for DA could create a sex work revolution (The Guardian)
June 23, 2019 — Queens DA candidate jabs AOC-backed opponent’s lack of experience (New York Post)
June 22, 2019 — ‘Hard to Define’: Melinda Katz’s Path to the Precipice of Becoming Queens District Attorney (Gotham Gazette)
June 22, 2019 — Countdown to the Queens DA Primary: Lancman staffer quits, outrage over digital ads, Katz & Cabán rally troops (QNS)
June 22, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán is Running for Queens District Attorney for a Reason (Advocate)
June 21, 2019 — Rory Lancman staffer abruptly resigns because he dropped out of Queens DA race and endorsed rival Melinda Katz (New York Daily News)
June 21, 2019 — Last-minute endorsements and contentious ads define final days of Queens DA race (Politico)
June 21, 2019 — Senator who killed Amazon deal defies Cuomo again, backs AOC’s DA pick (New York Post)
June 21, 2019 — Previewing the Queens District Attorney Race (NBC New York)
June 21, 2019 — Geography and getting out the vote: Two factors that will decide the Queens DA race (QNS)
June 21, 2019 — The Queens Courier endorses Melinda Katz for District Attorney (QNS)
June 21, 2019 — DA candidate pledged to crack down on live lobster boiling (Crain's New York Business)
June 21, 2019 — Queens DA race emerges as battleground for liberal Democrats (Associated Press)
June 21, 2019 — Queens District Attorney race could be a nail-biter (WABC NY)
June 21, 2019 — Lancman's chief of staff resigns over DA race exit, Katz endorsement (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 21, 2019 — Insurgent Queens DA Candidate Winning Rapid Endorsements (Citizen Truth)
June 21, 2019 — Race For Queens DA Tightens As Lancman Quits, Backing Katz (Gothamist)
June 21, 2019 — Rory Lancman officially bails on DA race and endorses Melinda Katz (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 21, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Is Fighting To Make Queens Policing Progressive — And She’s Dragging Democrats With Her (Huffington Post)
June 21, 2019 — Lancman drops out of Queens DA race, backs Katz (Politico)
June 21, 2019 — Rory Lancman drops out of Queens DA race and endorses Melinda Katz (New York Daily News)
June 21, 2019 — Lancman Drops Out Of Queens DA Race, Endorses Katz (Patch)
June 21, 2019 — Lancman quits Queens DA race, backs Katz (Queens Chronicle)
June 21, 2019 — AOC's Dem rival, Joe Crowley, now backing candidate against hers in New York DA race (Fox News)
June 20, 2019 — Independent group airing pro-Cabán TV ad this weekend (City & State NY)
June 20, 2019 — New Queens District Attorney Stands to Inherit $80 Million Fund (Wall Street Journal)
June 20, 2019 — A year after stunning defeat, Crowley fundraises for Queens DA race (Politico)
June 20, 2019 — Queens Votes for the next district attorney on June 25 (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 20, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán, AOC's Pick for Queens DA, Is a Former Public Defender Running to Change Criminal Justice (Teen Vogue)
June 20, 2019 — Lancman is dropping out of Queens DA race and endorsing Melinda Katz, sources say (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 20, 2019 — Sources say Rory Lancman will bow out of Queens DA race and support Melinda Katz (QNS)
June 20, 2019 — Tiffany Caban does interview with controversial ‘dirtbag left’-wing podcast as Queens DA race heats up (New York Daily News)
June 20, 2019 — A Race for Queens D.A., but Ocasio-Cortez, Warren and Sanders Loom (The New York Times)
June 20, 2019 — 2020 Hopefuls Lend Support In Queens District Attorney Race (Yeshiva World)
June 20, 2019 — Sanders, Warren back Tiffany Caban in Queens district attorney race (FOX 59)
June 20, 2019 — Max & Murphy: Sizing Up the Race for Queens DA (City Limits)
June 20, 2019 — Max & Murphy Podcast: Breaking Down the Queens District Attorney Race (Gotham Gazette)
June 20, 2019 — What’s in a Times endorsement? (City & State NY)
June 20, 2019 — The ‘establishment’ strikes back: Queens Democratic boss slams Sanders and Warren for backing Cabán in DA race (QNS)
June 20, 2019 — Your Guide to Next Week's NY Primaries (WFUV)
June 20, 2019 — Your primer for the Queens DA race (Queens Chronicle)
June 19, 2019 — 'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters (Common Dreams)
June 19, 2019 — Queens District Attorney Candidate Councilman Rory Lancman: I'll "Directly Confront Racism" in Criminal Justice System (Black Star News)
June 19, 2019 — Endorsements Pouring in for Insurgent Queens DA Candidate (The Intercept)
June 19, 2019 — A Guide To The First Contested Queens DA Primary Since 1955 (Gothamist)
June 19, 2019 — Who’s the frontrunner in the Queens district attorney race? (City & State NY)
June 19, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Just Might Pull This Off (The Nation)
June 19, 2019 — Gregory Meeks rips top Dems for Queens DA endorsements (New York Post)
June 19, 2019 — Queens congressman incensed after Warren and Sanders wade into local district attorney race (Washington Examiner)
June 19, 2019 — Sanders, Warren endorse progressive candidate for Queens district attorney (The Hill)
June 19, 2019 — Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Endorse Cabán For Queens DA (Patch)
June 19, 2019 — Warren, Sanders back Tiffany Cabán for Queens DA (Politico)
June 19, 2019 — Cabán Receives Endorsements of Two Presidential Candidates in Queens DA Race (NY1)
June 19, 2019 — Why a Queens DA Race is Getting Lots of Attention from 2020 Presidental Hopefuls (NBC New York)
June 19, 2019 — Echoes of Ocasio-Cortez in Queens DA race, but a different dynamic at play (Politico)
June 19, 2019 — One Year After AOC, Tiffany Cabán Challenges Establishment in Outsider Bid to be Queens DA (Democracy Now!)
June 19, 2019 — Eagle and Mayor’s Office urge Queens residents to vote June 25 (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 19, 2019 — Rory Lancman: (D) Queens DA Candidate (CBS New York)
June 19, 2019 — Tiffany Caban: (D) Queens DA Candidate (CBS New York)
June 19, 2019 — Betty Lugo: (D) Queens DA Candidate (CBS New York)
June 19, 2019 — Jose Nieves: (D) Queens DA Candidate (CBS New York)
June 19, 2019 — Democratic Primary For Queens DA: Greg Lasak (CBS New York)
June 19, 2019 — Queens DA Election: Cabán, Lasak Rake In Newspaper Endorsements (Patch)
June 19, 2019 — With campaigning nearly complete, seven candidates for Queens DA eye Tuesday’s Democratic primary (QNS)
June 19, 2019 — Advocates, DAs urge Albany to repeal loitering law and enable record-clearing for trafficking victims before end of session (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 18, 2019 — NYC primary election guide: Queens district attorney, more races on June 25 (amNewYork)
June 18, 2019 — Poll: Who will be the next Queens district attorney? (City & State NY)
June 18, 2019 — Queens DA Candidates Champion Progressive Policies – Some More Than Others (WNYC)
June 18, 2019 — Could Tiffany Cabán Transform the Queens Criminal Justice System? (Dissent)
June 18, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Says Criminal Justice Reform Could Improve Public Safety (Buzzfeed News)
June 17, 2019 — Queens DA race likely decided by June 25 Dem primary (PIX 11)
June 17, 2019 — Queensbridge DA forum is next phase in huge get-out-the-vote campaign (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 17, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Raises Over $233,000 in Last Three Weeks for Queens DA Race (NY1)
June 17, 2019 — Citizens Union prefers Gregory Lasak for Queens DA (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 17, 2019 — Queens DA race raises red flags for business (Crain's New York Business)
June 16, 2019 — What you need to know about each Queens DA candidate (City & State NY)
June 16, 2019 — It's Melinda Katz's race to lose (City & State NY)
June 16, 2019 — Urgency inspires big donations in final days of Queens DA race (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 15, 2019 — AOC-backed Tiffany Cabán hopes to rock the establishment in Queens DA race (New York Post)
June 15, 2019 — A Filipina nurse’s daughter runs for Queens, NY District Attorney (Inquirer)
June 14, 2019 — Sex Work Could Soon Be Allowed In A Huge Part Of New York City (Buzzfeed News)
June 14, 2019 — Queens DA candidates spar over experience, policy at Eagle forum (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 14, 2019 — The rise of the progressive left in Queens (Queens Chronicle)
June 13, 2019 — Two High-Profile Prosecutions Hover Over Queens DA Race (The City)
June 13, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means to Be a DA (The Nation)
June 13, 2019 — Fact-checking the debates for Queens district attorney (City & State NY)
June 13, 2019 — Katz takes heat at NY1 DA debate (NY1)
June 12, 2019 — Queens' District Attorney Hopefuls Debate the Issues (WNYC)
June 12, 2019 — Maps plot the cash flow of five Queens DA candidates (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 11, 2019 — Central Park Five prosecutor donated to Lasak; Cabán calls for new review of case (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 11, 2019 — What you need to know about 2019’s elections (City & State NY)
June 11, 2019 — The endorsements for Queens district attorney candidates (City & State NY)
June 11, 2019 — Katz is main target in Queens DA debate (Politico)
June 11, 2019 — Queens DA front-runner Melinda Katz grilled during debate for ties to ‘establishment,’ flip-flopping on cash bail (New York Daily News)
June 11, 2019 — Democratic Debate for Queens District Attorney (NY1)
June 10, 2019 — This Is What a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Actually Looks Like (The Cut)
June 10, 2019 — The Policy Proposals Seven Democrats Argued for in NY1's Queens DA Debate (NY1)
June 9, 2019 — A Historic Breakthrough for Sex Workers’ Rights (The New Republic)
June 7, 2019 — Southeast Queens could decide the race for Queens DA (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 7, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán kicks DA campaign into overdrive with day of endorsements and rallies (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 7, 2019 — Queens District Attorney Candidate Tiffany Cabán Reveals New Ad (Hip Latina)
June 7, 2019 — NYC Bar rates 6 of 7 Democrats ‘Approved’ for Queens DA (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 7, 2019 — Queens DA Election: One-Third Of Voters Are Undecided, Poll Says (Patch)
June 7, 2019 — ‘Sexism & half-truths’: Katz returns fire at Cabán for campaign ad as Queens DA race intensifies (QNS)
June 7, 2019 — Should a Top Prosecutor Have Prior Prosecutorial Experience? 'Qualifications' Debate Rages in Queens District Attorney Race (Gotham Gazette)
June 7, 2019 — Philly DA Larry Krasner Endorses Tiffany Cabán’s Bid to Be Queens’ Next Top Prosecutor (The Indypendent)
June 7, 2019 — Watch: AOC, Tiffany Cabán and the Queens DA Race (The Indypendent)
June 6, 2019 — Prominent Progressive Philadelphia DA Endorses Caban in Queens DA Race (NY1)
June 6, 2019 — Upcoming Elections: What's on the June 25 Ballot in New York City (Gotham Gazette)
June 6, 2019 — Mina Malik is running for Queens DA whether you like it or not (Amsterdam News)
June 6, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Wants to Reimagine Criminal Justice in Queens (New York Magazine)
June 6, 2019 — DA candidate Mina Malik unveils plan for conviction review unit in Queens (QNS)
June 5, 2019 — ‘The Democratic Primary For Queens DA: A New Era’ Airs On CBSN New York June 19 (CBS New York)
June 5, 2019 — Lasak asked to reckon with ‘Mr. Murder’ nickname at DA candidates forum (QNS)
June 5, 2019 — Queens DA Election: State Comptroller Endorses Melinda Katz (Patch)
June 5, 2019 — Debate Date: Queens District Attorney Candidates Get Ready to Square Off on NY1 (NY1)
June 5, 2019 — The endorsements for Queens district attorney candidates (City & State NY)
June 5, 2019 — Cuomo jumps into Queens DA’s race supporting Borough President Melinda Katz (QNS)
June 4, 2019 — Former Queens judges and prosecutors contribute thousands to Lasak’s campaign (Queens Daily Eagle)
June 4, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán's Rebel Campaign in Queens (The New Yorker)
June 4, 2019 — Queens assemblyman refutes Melinda Katz’s claim that he endorsed her for district attorney (New York Daily News)
June 4, 2019 — Cuomo — at odds with AOC — defends backing Katz in Queens DA race (New York Post)
June 4, 2019 — Sex trafficking in Queens is shaping the District Attorney primary race (amNewYork)
June 4, 2019 — Queens DA Candidate Sued By Former Campaign Petitioner: Report (Patch)
June 4, 2019 — Debate Prep: Queens District Attorney (NY1)
June 4, 2019 — Cuomo Praises ‘Gutsy’ Katz (NY State of Politics)
June 3, 2019 — 'We Will Be Heard': At Queens Pride Parade, DA Candidate Tiffany Cabán Builds On AOC Momentum (Gothamist)
June 3, 2019 — Cuomo backs Queens DA candidate Melinda Katz with planned fundraiser (New York Post)
June 3, 2019 — Lasak ‘well qualified’ and Caban ‘not approved’ by Queens County Bar in DA race rankings (QNS)
June 3, 2019 — Revolt of the Outsiders: First AOC, Now Tiffany Cabán (The Indypendent)
June 3, 2019 — ‘Right out of Donald Trump’s playbook’: Queens DA campaign flyer evokes one candidate’s ire (QNS)
May 31, 2019 — Queens District Attorney candidates slam mayor over College Point shelter plan at neighborhood debate (QNS)
May 31, 2019 — Surprise! All-white Queens Bar Association panel gives highest rating to white male in district attorney race (New York Daily News)
May 30, 2019 — Business With the Court: A Look at Rory Lancman’s Dodgy Donors in Queens DA Race (The Indypendent)
May 30, 2019 — Progressives Find Political Success, and Pushback, as Prosecutors (Governing)
May 30, 2019 — Candidate Forum for Queens District Attorney to be Held in Sunnyside Monday (Sunnyside Post)
May 30, 2019 — Melinda Katz is Soaking Up Endorsements, But That May Not be Enough in the Queens DA Race (NY1)
May 30, 2019 — Victory Fund Endorses Tiffany Cabán; Stonewall Backs Melinda Katz (Gay City News)
May 29, 2019 — Ghoulish Tiffany Caban volunteer said Queens DA Richard Brown should’ve waited 'until after the primary to die’ (New York Daily News)
May 29, 2019 — The endorsements for Queens district attorney candidates (City & State NY)
May 29, 2019 — Meet Tiffany Cabán, The AOC-Endorsed Queens DA Candidate Who Supports Sex Workers (Refinery29)
May 28, 2019 — Queens DA candidate Mina Malik announces she won’t prosecute sex workers (QNS)
May 28, 2019 — Millions of dollars pour into campaigns for Queens DA (Queens Daily Eagle)
May 28, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Picks Up a Fresh Round of Endorsements (The Indypendent)
May 24, 2019 — Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed a Little-Known Public Defender in Queens (The New York Times)
May 23, 2019 — Campaign Ads: Queens District Attorney Candidates Provide Video Evidence (Gotham Gazette)
May 23, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Knows Who the Bad Guys Are (Jacobin)
May 22, 2019 — Tiffany Cabán Is A Queer Latina Running To Be Queens District Attorney — With AOC’s Support (Bustle)
May 22, 2019 — Ocasio-Cortez makes endorsement for Queens district attorney (The Hill)
May 22, 2019 — Ocasio-Cortez Backs Insurgent Tiffany Cabán for Queens D.A., Testing Her Influence in N.Y. (The New York Times)
May 21, 2019 — Why Betty Lugo is Running for Queens District Attorney (NY1)
May 20, 2019 — Queens DA candidates denounce state's gravity knife law (Queens Daily Eagle)
May 17, 2019 — Women’s March leader endorses Tiffany Cabán for DA, citing stance on justice reform (QNS)
May 17, 2019 — Queens DA hopeful taps Obama 2012 veteran and listserv in latest round of fundraising (QNS)
May 16, 2019 — More Of The Same: Ex-Prosecutors Won’t Reform Queens DA Office (The Indypendent)
May 14, 2019 — The politics shaping DA's race (amNewYork)
May 13, 2019 — Progressive Prosecutors Clamor for Queens (The Nation)
May 9, 2019 — Six of seven DA candidates spar (Queens Chronicle)
May 8, 2019 — In Queens DA contest, Tiffany Cabán is the leftest of them all (City & State NY)
May 7, 2019 — Queens DA Election Guide: The Role Of The District Attorney (Patch)
May 6, 2019 — Where the Queens DA candidates stand on the issues (City & State NY)
May 1, 2019 — The Brian Lehrer Show: Queens District Attorney Race (WNYC)
March 14, 2019 — Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Different Queens District Attorney Candidates Have Different Answers (WNYC)
February 4, 2019 — Is Queens Ready For a People’s DA? (The Indypendent)
January 22, 2019 — Watch: Formerly-Incarcerated New Yorkers Call For a People’s DA in Queens (The Indypendent)
November 16, 2018 — Agenda 2019: Queens District Attorney Race Will Center on Push for Reform (Gotham Gazette)

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