Mimi Rocah Launches Campaign for Westchester District Attorney
Democrat Mimi Rocah, who served as a federal prosecutor for more than 16 years in the Southern District of New York, including running the DOJ's Westchester Office under President Obama, kicked off her campaign for Westchester District Attorney on MSNBC's Morning Joe. After leaving the Department of Justice, Rocah became an MSNBC legal analyst where she provides insight on issues related to the impeachment proceedings against Trump and various other legal issues relating to this Administration.
"I believe in public service, and have been a public servant most of my career. At this critical moment in our nation's history, we need to step up at every level of government to combat hate and ensure justice for all," said Rocah. "In the words of my friend and former boss, Preet Bharara, I have always tried to 'do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way.' As a prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, that meant standing up for victims; prosecuting illegal gun dealers, human traffickers, child predators and corrupt politicians to keep our communities safe. Now, the opportunity to run for Westchester District Attorney is a chance to do even more for my community and I am excited to announce my candidacy today."
"From gun violence to the opioid epidemic; public corruption to violence against women, Republicans in Washington are refusing to act and are making a mockery of the rule of law. Here in Westchester, we can fight back by electing a DA ready to transform the office into one that invests in crime prevention, builds trust with the community, ensures fairness for everyone in our justice system, respects the rule of law and holds everyone who violates the law accountable - even the rich and powerful," said Rocah.