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Curtis Sliwa Threatens a Run for Queens Borough President Against His Ex

By Katie Honan | April 12, 2016 3:59pm
 Curtis Sliwa trashed his ex, Melinda Katz, at a spring gala for the Queens Republican party.
Curtis Sliwa trashed his ex, Melinda Katz, at a spring gala for the Queens Republican party.
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CORONA — A scorned Curtis Sliwa trashed his ex, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, at a gala for the Queens Republican Party on Monday — threatening to run against her for the seat.

The crime-fighting radio host was the "master of ceremonies" at the political group's dinner at Terrace on the Park, which also featured a speech from guest of honor Heidi Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

He spent most of the time not talking about the area's elected Republicans — City Councilman Eric Ulrich, who represents District 32 which covers from Woodhaven to the Rockaways — but against Queens Democrats, who he called the city's most corrupt politicians. 

He talked about Election Day 2014, when he went to vote in Forest Hills and was proud to support a full slate of Republican votes. 

The Guardian Angel then talked about his trip home — to find that Katz had dumped him.

"I walked to [Katz's house] and the locks had been changed and I got booted to the curb by the Queens Borough President — the democrat Melinda Katz," he said, sharing her full home address with the packed crowd.

He then asked party boss and former Congressman Bob Turner for his support to return to Queens and run for office. 

"A lot of people have suggested over the years, 'maybe it's time Curtis, maybe it's time, you know, you've been shot, you've been stabbed, your personal life was in the tabloids, maybe you ought to come back to Queens?," he said.

Sliwa was stabbed in 1988 in London while working towards expanding the Guardian Angels. He was shot in 1992 in a hit allegedly ordered by a son of former mob boss John Gotti, a frequent target of the radio host.  

"And if there is one race that I would run, it would be the Republican candidate to be the next Queens borough president. Now wouldn't that be a race?"

Through the years Sliwa has joked about a run for the seat. It's not clear where he currently lives.

Katz and Sliwa have two children together. Her office declined comment.