Retired judge to challenge Queens District Attorney Katz in next year’s Democratic primary


Retired Judge George Grasso told QNS Thursday that he will challenge Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in next June’s Democratic primary to become the borough’s top law enforcement official. Grasso, 65, served as administrative judge for criminal matters for Queens Supreme Court when he resigned in August.

“I left the bench effective Aug. 31, and the following day I went up to Albany and I filed the paperwork to create an exploratory committee,” Grasso said. “That put me in a position to put the website up and start raising money and so far the feedback I’ve been getting is really terrific.”

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