Cabán concedes defeat in Queens DA race primary

Cabán called for holding the next Queens DA accountable, and for fixing flaws in the election system.  Eagle  photo by Jonathan Sperling.

Cabán called for holding the next Queens DA accountable, and for fixing flaws in the election system. Eagle photo by Jonathan Sperling.

By Victoria Merlino

Public Defender Tiffany Cabán conceded defeat in the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney to Borough President Melinda Katz following a protracted battle for the nomination.

“Stages like this were not made or built for people like me. And that had changed,” Cabán told her supporters and media at a party in Astoria.

Cabán thanked her gathered volunteers and supporters. The mood was hopeful as Cabán listed off her accomplishments in an unprecedented campaign, such as pushing the conversation further left on issues like eliminating cash bail.

“We terrified the Democratic establishment,” Cabán said to uproarious cheers.

Cabán called for holding the next Queens DA accountable, and for fixing flaws in the election system.

She said that she looked forward to continuing to fight alongside the progressive movement.

“We will be and are undeniable,” Cabán said.