Melinda Katz Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth, Curtis Sliwa, and Queens District Attorney

Melinda Katz Biography

Melinda Katz (born August 29, 1965) is an American attorney and politician from New York City, serving as District Attorney of Queens since January 1, 2020. A Democrat, she previously worked as the Queens Borough President.

Melinda was also a New York City Councilwoman from 2002 to 2009. She had previously run for City Comptroller in 2009. In June 2019, Melinda won the Democratic nomination for Queens County’s District Attorney, and won the general election in November 2019. Know more about Melinda Katz Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth, Curtis Sliwa, Queens District Attorney, Twitter, and more

Melinda Katz Age

Melinda is 57 years old as of 2022, she was born on August 19, 1965, in New York, New York, United States as Melinda R. Katz. She celebrates her birthday on August 19, every year.

Melinda Katz Height

Melinda stands at an average heigt of 5 feet 6 inches (1.65 m) tall.

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Melinda Katz Parents

Melinda is the daughter of David Katz (father), and Jeanne Dale Katz (mother). She grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. Melinda comes from a Jewish family with a long history of civic involvement. Her dad, the late David Katz, was founder of the Queens Symphony Orchestra in 1953, while her mother, the late Jeanne Dale Katz, founded the Queens Council on the Arts.

FatherDavid Katz
MotherJeanne Dale Katz
Brothers and SisterNot Available
Husband / PartnerCurtis Sliwa (divorced)

Melinda Katz Education

Melinda earned a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (summa cum laude), where she was named a Commonwealth Scholar, as well as later earned a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

Melinda Katz Husband

Melinda was in a relationship with Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, and separated from him in the year 2014; they have two children together, conceived in vitro over the previous five years.

She is named in a court case involving Sliwa, accused by his ex-wife Mary of diverting money to Melinda while still married to Mary, as part of a plan to build a “nest egg” with Melinda prior to moving in with her.

On February 14, 2015, the New York Daily News reported that Melinda and Sliwa had separated on Election Day 2014. Melinda now lives with their children in Forest Hills.

Melinda Katz Children

Melinda is a proud mother of two children; Carter and Hunter. She is raising her children in the same Forest Hills home that she grew up in.

Melinda Katz Queens District Attorney

In December 2018, Melinda announced her candidacy for Queens District Attorney. In the Democratic primary, Melinda faced Tiffany Cabán, a public defender who was endorsed by several progressive politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders.

The initial results of the Democratic primary on June 25, 2019, showed Cabán with a narrow 1.3 percent lead over Melinda. She performed particularly well in Assembly Districts 23–29, which comprise much of Southeast Queens.

On July 3, 2019, election officials said Melinda pulled ahead in the final count and led Caban by a mere 20 votes, triggering a recount. On July 29, 2019, the Board of Elections certified the results of the weeks-long recount, which resulted in Melinda leading Caban by 60 votes and declaring victory.

Caban said she would challenge the invalidation of over 100 ballots in court, On August 6, 2019, Caban conceded the race. Melinda was sworn in and assumed office on January 6, 2020.

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