New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi has announced her endorsement for former US Prosecutor, MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah in the Westchester County District Attorney race, Tuesday, January 28th.
“Today I am endorsing Mimi Rocah for Westchester County DA,” said New York Senator Alessandra Biaggi. “Her vision for criminal justice aligns with my values, and her emotional intelligence is what we need to move this county, and world forward. Mimi has created thorough and well thought out plans to address the pressing issues facing our community – from gun violence to the opioid epidemic, to human trafficking and public corruption, our communities need a leader with her vision in this fight. Mimi will be a powerful voice for democratic justice and all victims across Westchester County – in the face of unprecedented federal policies that are having a direct effect on the state and local level today.”
Sen. Alessandra Biaggi represents State Senate District 34, which includes parts of Southern Westchester, and was elected in 2018 by defeating IDC leader Jeff Klein. Biaggi’s support is a key endorsement on the eve of the Westchester County Convention- where they will pick the party’s nominee – two weeks after securing another key endorsement from Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
“It’s an honor to receive this endorsement from Sen. Biaggi,” said Mimi Rocah. “Her story is one of courage, leadership, and standing up to machine politics when new leadership was needed. She fought for a more diverse, inclusive representation for New York and won. Senator Biaggi represents the incredible power that progressive women leaders have, and I look forward to carrying on that legacy as District Attorney.”
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 DOJ under President Obama for over five years. 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 Department of Justice awards, most recently, the 2016 Women In Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award. She has also served as the School Safety Chair at her local elementary school, worked with Moms Demand Action on gun safety, My Sister’s Place on domestic violence and human trafficking, and worked on issues involving online child predators. Rocah lives with her family in Scarsdale.