Retired Judge Greg Lasak picked up another endorsement in his campaign for Queens District Attorney. The New York State Court Clerks Association, the union representing professionals who work in the court system everyday gave Lasak their “wholehearted” support.
“The New York Court Clerks Association is proud to wholeheartedly endorse our friend, Judge Greg Lasak, for Queens County District Attorney,” NYSCCA President Glen Damato said. “As the men and women who work in the court system with the assistant district attorneys and judges day in and day out, we’ve witnessed Judge Lasak’s commitment to to equal justice for all. We’ve seen both his work putting away Queens’ most violent criminals and his compassion in exonerating the wrongfully convicted. We’re proud that Queens has such a strong candidate running to be the next District Attorney, and we can’t wait to join him on the campaign trail.”
Judge Lasak is the only candidate in the race with law enforcement backing. City Councilman Rory Lancman, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, State Attorney General’s Office Prosecutor Jose Nieves, and New York County Defender Services Staff Attorney Tiffany Caban round out the field , according to the state Board of Elections.
“The court clerks are the backbone of the system. They keep the daily operations of the justice system running smoothly,” Lasak said. “They know how the DA’s office should work, and that’s why I’m proud they believe I’m the best candidate to turn in around. President Damato and his membership see that office up close. They know that the District Attorney’s job is not a political one. It’s one for experienced leadership. And that’s what I’ll bring on day one.”
After graduating from Queens College and New York Law School, Lasak became an Assistant District Attorney in Queens and rose to the ranks of Chief of Homicide and Executive Assistant for Major Crimes. During his time in office, he reopened wrongful conviction cases that led to nearly two dozen exonerations. In 2003, Lasak was elected to the Supreme Court of Queens County and re-elected in 2017. He left the bench in September of 2018 to run for Queens district attorney.