From the Morning Memo:

Rep. Gregory Meeks has endorsed Melinda Katz’s bid for Queens district attorney last week, along with a host of elected officials in her bid for the Democratic nomination.

“I am proud to stand with Melinda Katz as she runs for Queens District Attorney. She has proven her ability to produce results, and she will bring important reforms to this office to ensure that everyone in Queens is treated fairly,” Meeks said in a statement.

“For too long, people of color in our community have faced discrimination and suffered in our criminal justice system. Regardless of your race, gender, immigration status, religion, or sexuality, Melinda will advocate for you as our District Attorney.”

Katz, the borough president, is running for the office being vacated by the retiring Richard Brown. She faces Councilman Rory Lancman and Judge Greg Lasak in the primary.

In addition to Meeks, Katz was endorsed by Sen. Leroy Comrie, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and Assemblywoman Vivian Cook.

“I am excited to have the support of Congressmember Meeks, State Senator Comrie, Councilmember Adams, Councilmember Miller, Assemblymember Hyndman, Assemblymember Cook, and leaders from across Queens,” Katz said.

“As District Attorney, I will work every day to make sure my office is a partner in justice for everyone who lives in our borough. From instituting discovery reform to ending cash bail to addressing the racial inequalities of our criminal justice system, I am committed to bringing the progressive reform we need.”