Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.
Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
This campaign started with just four women, sitting around a kitchen table, saying: we have to change the system.… https://t.co/PTaNGGW8JU— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519371.0
We built a campaign that said every community deserves justice. Respect. Fair treatment under the law across racial and class lines.— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519417.0
We built a campaign to reduce recidivism. Decriminalize poverty. End mass incarceration. To protect our immigran… https://t.co/Cl2VTsVo3w— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519458.0
I want to be very clear: Nothing is more important to me than the safety of ALL the people who call this borough home.— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519530.0
The changes we are fighting for will mean a fairer and more equitable and more effective criminal justice system.… https://t.co/r9WRnz1d6z— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519574.0
Transforming this system will not be easy, and it will not happen overnight. But I am ready. We are ready.— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519645.0
We have built the most powerful, the most diverse, the most beautiful coalition that a borough-wide race has ever s… https://t.co/nk0pCybU6m— Tiffany Cabán (@Tiffany Cabán)1561519740.0
[caption id="attachment_1516381" align="aligncenter" width="589"] New York Times graphic of the Queens DA election results.[/caption]