CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the death of longtime Queens District Attorney Richard Brown:

“It takes a person of uncommon character to serve others with the vigilance and dedication Queens District Attorney Richard Brown did. Till the end, his life was spent in service to his community. He worked every day to make our city safer and more just throughout his 18 years in the New York Judiciary and 28 years as our boroughs top prosecutor. As the son of a man who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to his wife Rhoda, his three children and two granddaughters. May you rest in peace, Judge Brown.”


Council Member Francisco Moya represents the New York City Council’s 21st District, which encompasses Corona, East Elmhurst, LeFrak City and parts of Jackson Heights. He chairs the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises and sits on seven other committees: Civil Service and Labor; Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations; Finance; Immigration; Land Use; Parks and Recreation; and Hospitals. Additionally, Council Member Moya serves as the vice co-chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC). For more information, please visit