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Manhattan District Attorney: Election 2021

The Manhattan District Attorney, sometimes known as The New York County District Attorney, is elected by the public to prosecute violations of New York state laws. They are permitted to delegate the prosecution of petty crimes or offenses.

Current Incumbent: Cy Vance

Democratic Primary Candidates & Forums


March 1, 2021

Although the office has been in existence for 220 years, the Manhattan #DA seat has never been held by a woman. Watch the women running for #ManhattanDA talk about how they plan to improve the office and work to create a truly just criminal justice system.  Watch Video. 

Latest Election News

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Discuss Taking on Family Homelessness

May 21, 2021

Three of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination for mayor -- civil rights attorney Maya Wiley, city government veteran Kathryn Garcia, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang -- discussed how they would approach issues affecting children and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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