On Thursday, October 26th, Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced she will not be running for re-election next year when her first term is up (see full announcement below).
Before her announcement, there were already rumored to be at least three candidates whom Black Westchester had become aware of who intended to challenge DA Rocah for her seat, including Adeel Mirza who introduced himself to Black Westchester at a recent event to let us know he was running against his former boss who fired him, and Judge Susan Cacace, Acting Justice of the Westchester County Supreme Court in the Ninth Judicial District of New York, who we hear is the party’s favorite. The 2024 race for Westchester DA has the potential to be a heavily contested race.
The third potential candidate is William Wagstaff, Civil Rights Litigation, Criminal defense, and Municipal Law attorney and principal of The Wagstaff Firm, P.C.
“I am grateful to all the community leaders, elected officials, and political activists across the county who are actively encouraging me to run for District Attorney. I am very seriously exploring a run,” Wagstaff exclusively shared with Black Westchester.
Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more information; we will let you know when any of these potential candidates officially announce their candidacy, and look for an upcoming exclusive interview with DA Rocah.