NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Republicans have tapped the lead prosecutor in the Etan Patz murder trial to run for Staten Island district attorney.
Joan Illuzzi-Orbon will face off against former Democratic candidate Michael McMahon.
Illuzzi-Orbon is a longtime assistant district attorney in Manhattan and chief of the hate crimes unit. She was selected as the Republican nominee on Sunday.
Unless Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a special election, the two will go up against each other in the fall.
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