Kogan out as Republican nominee for Queens DA, for cop and fighter could get the party line

This is part of the article from QNS.com, full article can be read at link posted below.

By Bill Parry bparry@schnepsmedia.com Thursday, August 15, 2019

Attorney Daniel Kogan is no longer the Republican nominee for Queens district attorney and the GOP appears to be leaning toward a “regular Joe” to take on Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in November’s general election.

Kogan was nominated to the state Supreme Court during the Queens County Republican Party judicial convention Wednesday night, Aug. 14.

“He did get the nomination for state Supreme Court and he accepted the nomination,” Queens Republican Chairwoman Joann Ariola confirmed to QNS on Aug. 15.

By law, the vacancy enables the Queens GOP committee to select a replacement candidate. Multiple sources in Republican circles told QNS that momentum is gaining for defense attorney Joseph Murray to replace Kogan on the Republican line for Queens district attorney in November.

“Joe Murray has approached us and he is interested, and now that the party line has been vacated, we’ll see,” Ariola said. “I have met with him, yes, but he has not met with the state committee so he is not yet a candidate.”

Murray is a 52-year-old former police officer; he spent much of his 15 years with the NYPD with the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights as well as the Queens North Task Force in Flushing. Murray grew up in Howard Beach and currently resides in Bellerose. Cont….

The full article can be read here: https://qns.com/story/2019/08/15/exclusive-kogan-out-as-republican-nominee-for-queens-da-former-cop-and-fighter-could-get-the-party-line/