Queens City Councilman Launches Bid For District Attorney

By Noah Manskar | September 26, 2018, 5:13 PM

A Queens city councilman is running to become the borough’s top prosecutor on a broad platform of criminal justice reforms.

Rory Lancman is the first Democrat to officially throw his hat in the ring for next year’s race to potentially replace Richard Brown, the 85-year-old incumbent who is reportedly expected to call it quits at the end of his current term. Brown was first elected in 1991 and hasn’t faced an opponent since, according to a 2015 New York Times article.

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