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About Greg

Greg Lasak is an experienced progressive prosecutor running for Queens County District Attorney.

A lifelong Queens resident, Greg grew up in Woodside, the son of a mechanic and a homemaker. After graduating Holy Cross High School, his interests took him to Queens College and New York Law School and landed him, a young prosecutor, in the DA's office. He was quickly promoted in the office and, at the age of 30, was named Chief of the Homicide Bureau. He was then made Executive Assistant in charge of the Major Crimes Division where he launched the office’s first-ever Domestic Violence Bureau. Throughout his years in the office, Greg supervised the investigation of more than 2,500 murder cases. He prosecuted cop killers and the likes of the perpetrators of the Wendy's Massacre and the College Point Massacre, the largest mass murder in Queens history.

In the same period, Greg began reinvestigating cases where defendants had been wrongfully prosecuted or convicted of murder, rape, and robbery. His work led to the release of almost two dozen men from prison and, in 2003, prompted Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project to say of Greg, "He personally corrected more injustices than any prosecutor I can recall offhand."

Greg left the District Attorney's office in 2003 when he was elected Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. He was appointed Deputy Administrative Judge and re-elected in 2017. Greg resigned from the bench in September of 2018 to launch his campaign for District Attorney.

As DA, Greg will bring an experienced, progressive prosecutor's eye to the job. He'll end cash bail on and decline to prosecute low-level, non-violent offenses, which will speed up the justice system and he’ll divert cases where appropriate. He'll work to strengthen relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve. And he'll continue his work to make sure those who believe they were wrongfully prosecuted are able to have their cases looked at anew. But he'll be tough on violent crime and ensure we keep our neighborhoods safe.

Greg is married to his high school sweetheart, Patti. They live in Richmond Hill and have three grown children.

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