With Goal in Sight, Tiffany Cabán Pushes to the Finish Line


Tiffany Cabán’s heartbreaking defeat in the 2019 Democratic primary for Queens district attorney marked a setback for intersectional queer representation in local government. The grassroots campaign reached its apex on election night when it appeared as if Cabán pulled off a major victory, but it dipped to devastating lows by the time all the votes were counted.

Even after Cabán narrowly lost to Melinda Katz, who went on to win the general election and became the borough’s top prosecutor, it seemed like a matter of when, not if, Cabán would run for something else at some point.