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New Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn In

Katz being sworn in by Mayor Bill DeBlassio (R) and Congressman Joseph Crowley

Katz being sworn in by Mayor Bill DeBlassio (R) and Congressman Joseph Crowley
Photo Credit: Dr. Eli Shapiro

Last Thursday, January 9, Melinda Katz (D) was sworn in as the new Queens Borough President. The event included Senator Charles Schumer, Mayor Bill DeBlassio, Congressman Joseph Crowley, and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder.

Katz, an accomplished attorney, has served Queens neighborhoods as representative in both the NY State assembly and NY City Council and has been a strong advocate for women and children’s right. As Borough President, she says she will work with the mayor, city council representatives and city agencies on borough issues, including land-use, economic development, and education. She will also have a voice in the municipal budget process and in directing funds to her borough.

In 1998, Katz lost a close primary race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer’s 23rd Congressional seat.

“What makes Melinda unique is her ability to bring a common vision to diverse groups, both on the constituent side and representative side,” said Dr. Eli Shapiro, Vice President of the Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance and member of community board 14. “We are very excited to have her represent our borough.”

Melinda Katz grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and still resides there with her partner, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, and their two children.

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2 Responses to “New Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn In”

  1. Alice Lemos says:

    She broke up sliwa marriage not a role mod

  2. Patricia Rossi says:


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