Melinda Katz was elected on November 5th – 2013 and re-elected November 2017 to serve as the 19th Queens Borough President. Melinda represented a portion of Queens as a City Council Member from 2002 to 2009. Prior to being elected to the Council – Melinda served as Director of Community Boards for Queens Borough. Melinda also represented the same area of Queens in the State Assembly from 1994 to 1999. She served as Chair of the Urban Health Sub-committee – and was responsible for bills that increased penalties for various forms of domestic abuse. Melinda also sponsored and passed the historic Kendall’s Law – which helps prosecutors pursue cases of long-term – repeated child abuse. The Borough President has filed papers to run for City wide office in 2021.
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