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Mimi Rocah

Pelham Democratic Committee Endorses Mimi Rocah for District Attorney

The Pelham Democratic Committee announced their endorsement of Democrat Mimi Rocah in the District Attorney’s race in Westchester county.


“The Pelham Democratic Committee is proud to endorse Mimi Rocah for Westchester County District Attorney,” said Marilyn Zielinski, Chair of the Pelham Democratic Committee. “Mimi has reached out to our members, and spoken with many of us in depth. We’re impressed with her commitment to improving the DA’s office, particularly concerning the handling of victim’s rights and human trafficking. We support her plans for addressing the tragedy of wrongful convictions. The Westchester DA must urgently fight for common sense gun control, and against dangerous policies of the White House that harm our local communities; we believe Mimi is the best candidate for the job.”


The Pelham Democratic Committee is now the seventh Democratic committee alongside Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Mt. Pleasant, New Castle and Tarrytown to endorse challenger Rocah over incumbent Anthony Scarpino, and indicates growing momentum beyond the 48.2% of the votes she received at the Westchester County Democratic Committee’s nominating convention last month, which stunned the Democratic establishment.


Rocah also has been endorsed by Mt. Vernon City Council President Lisa Copeland and Pelham’s own State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (District 34-northern Bronx and Pelham), who successfully unseated establishment Democrat and leader of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), the now dismantled breakaway group of Democrats who helped keep Republicans in control of the state legislature until 2018.


“I am honored to receive this endorsement from the Pelham Democratic Committee and proud to see more party leaders recognizing our campaign as a movement for real justice for all,” said Rocah.


Rocah is a 16-year federal prosecutor who served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and was appointed by Preet Bharara to run the Westchester office of the Department of Justice under President Obama. As an AUSA, Rocah was the Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit. Most recently, Rocah was the Pace University School of Law’s Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice and a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. As a prosecutor, Rocah received numerous DOJ awards including the 2016 Women In Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award. She has served as a School Safety Chair at her childrens’ elementary school, volunteered with Moms Demand Action on gun safety advocacy and worked with My Sister’s Place on issues involving domestic violence, human trafficking and online child predators. Rocah lives with her family in Scarsdale.