Queens voters get to pick a new DA
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It’s been far too long since we raided our mess of a photo archives to pull one out and share it with our readers.

We found this one of the late Richard Brown, who served as Queens district attorney from 1991 until his death earlier this year at the age of 86.

In this photo, it looks like former borough president Claire Shulman is presenting a proclamation to the late prosecutor, but for what we’re not sure. (Or maybe the DA’s office is presenting Shulman with a proclamation.)

Shulman, who was incidentally the first woman to ever hold the post of borough president in Queens, served from 1986 until 2002, so this photo likely was taken some time in the 90s after Brown took office.

And we might be wrong, but the person standing second from the left looks an awful lot like former assemblywoman and current Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer.

Pheffer served in Albany from 1987 until 2001, and it’s possible she is in the photo simply for being an elected official, as we don’t recall her having a background in law.

As for the rest of the people in the photo, we have no clue as to who they are. If you think you might be able to provide some information on their identities or what is actually taking place in the picture, drop us a line at polposition@queensledger.com.

We also purposely chose a photo of the late Brown because it is a good opportunity to remind Queens residents that the election to replace Brown is this Tuesday between Borough President Melinda Katz and challenger Joe Murray.

Or you could take advantage of early voting, which is taking place in New York City for the first time ever right now. We think the folks around the office who handled the newsier side of things for the paper have some info on early voting on page 10.

Get out and vote...at your convenience!
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