FDNY union endorses challenger George Grasso in race for Queens district attorney


With less than five weeks to go before early voting begins for the Democratic primary, retired Judge George Grasso was endorsed by the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) of NYC on May 4 in his campaign to unseat Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

The UFOA is the union for lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, deputy chiefs, medical officers and supervising fire marshals in the FDNY.

“Judge George Grasso spent over 30 years in the NYPD before being appointed to the court,” UFOA President Lieutenant James McCarthy said. “He has presided over courts in Queens, The Bronx and Brooklyn and has developed programs to help people, giving them the skills to become law-abiding citizens. Many of the 7,600 active and retired members of the UFOA live and work in Queens. Whether Fire Officers are on duty in the firehouse or walking around their block, they work to make Queens safer.”