Borough President Melinda Katz

President, Borough of Queens, New York

Borough President Melinda Katz

Melinda Katz has nearly 20 years of public service. She formerly served in the New York City Council and New York State Assembly, where she authored several hallmark pieces of legislation, which include requiring HMOs to provide direct access to critical gynecological services; tolling the statute of limitations for sexual abuse of children to age 18; and‎ Kendall’s Law, which helps prosecutors pursue cases of long-term, repeated child abuse. Ms. Katz is an attorney by trade with years of experience in the private industry, most recently at Greenberg Traurig LLP ‎and previously at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

“Government should be, at its core, the struggle for freedom for all people—freedom from economic chains, from oppression, to control one’s own body, and from enslavement. Together, we must pave the way.”