Nassau County Court Judge - Reform (2 Seats Open)

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Nassau County Court judge - Reform (2 Seats Open)

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Jerald S. Carter:

Background:
Carter, 65, of Mineola, is running for the Reform party line in the primary. He is also running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence party lines in the general election. Carter has been a Nassau County Court Judge and an acting Supreme Court Justice since 1998. He was a Town of Hempstead attorney in 1997 and he was a Nassau County District Court judge in 1996. From 1989 to 1996, Carter was a Hempstead Village Court judge. From 1983 to 1990, he was a negotiating attorney for the Hempstead school board, and from 1977 to 1980 he was a Nassau County assistant district attorney under Dennis Dillon. Carter received his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University in 1974 and his law degree from Howard University in 1977. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1978. He is a member of the Nassau County and the Amistad Long Island Black bar associations.

Joseph R. Conway:

Background:
Conway, 58, of Willison Park, is running in the Reform party line primary. He is also running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines in the general election. He has been a defense attorney and partner at LaRusso, Conway & Bartling in Mineola since October 2004. Previously, he was an assistant United States attorney from August 1990 to Sept. 2004 and was chief of the Long Island criminal division from 2000-2003. He was law clerk to Judge Mark A. Constantino, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, from 1988 to 1990 and was a court clerk at the federal court in Brooklyn from 1977 to 1988. He received a bachelor of arts’ degree from St. John’s University in 1984 and a juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1988. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1988. He is a member of the Federal and Nassau County Bar Associations.

Christopher G. Quinn:

Background:
Quinn, 62, of Wantagh, is running on the Reform Party line in the primary. He is also running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence party lines in the general election. He has been a County Court judge and an acting Supreme Court judge since 2008. He was appointed as Supervising Judge of the Nassau County Court in 2013. Previously, he was a District Court judge from 1998-2007 and was a deputy attorney general in charge of the criminal division for New York State from 1995 to 1998. He was a law clerk for former Nassau County Court Judge Donald E. Belfi from 1985 to 1994. He graduated from LIU Post in 1977 and received his law degree from Albany Law School of Union University in 1980. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1981. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Tammy S. Robbins:

Background:
Robbins, 56, of Locust Valley, is running for the Reformed party line in the primary. She is also running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families, Women’s Equality party lines in the general election. Since January 2015, she has been principal court attorney to Judge Conrad D. Singer in Nassau County Family Court. She had been a Nassau County court judge from 2005 through 2014, where she presided over criminal and felony cases as well as the felony DWI court. From 2004 to 2005, Robbins was principal court attorney to County Court judge David J. Ayres, and from 2000 to 2004, she was principal court attorney to County Court Judge Jeffrey S. Brown. Robbins was a Nassau County assistant district attorney specializing in prosecuting narcotics cases, and headed the district attorney’s Street Gang Investigation Unit from 1989 to 2000. She received her bachelor’s in economics from the University at Albany in 1982 and her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989. She was admitted to the New York State bar in 1989.

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