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Rocah Announces Bid for Westchester County District Attorney

Mimi RocahScarsdale’s Mimi Rocah, who has developed a big following from her appearances as a legal analyst on MSNBC, announced that she is running for Westchester District Attorney against Anthony Scarpino who is currently in his first term.

Announcing her bid on Twitters she said, “It's time for people to get off the sidelines and fight for what they believe in. That's why I’ve made a huge decision -- I’m running to be Westchester’s next District Attorney!”

In an interview on “Morning Joe” on December 4, Rocah said, “Only 24% of prosecutors around the country are women and we need to change that. I was a federal prosecutor for 16 years and I put away gun dealers, drug traffickers and child predators. For the last two years I have been speaking out about the rule of law and about this this lawless administration. We have a criminal in the White House and a corrupt Attorney General who just today said that if communities don’t show the proper respect to law enforcement they won’t get the protection that is their right under the law and our democracy. These are the type of criminal messages that are coming from Washington. So I want to be part of what is happening on the state and local level, pushing back against these policies of hate and complete disrespect for the rule of law.”

About the local scene she said, “In Westchester County we have an opioid crisis, sex trafficking and gun violence. Parents are afraid to send their children to school because of gun violence. These are the things I can work on and help push back against the Trump Administration.”

Jim Scarborough noted that another television personality, Jeanine Pirro from Fox News, also held the job of Westchester County District Attorney. About her, Rocah said, “She will not be my role model.”

Read more about Mimi Rocah here

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