Nassau County District Court Judge, 1st District - Reform

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Nassau County District Court judge, 1st District - Reform

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Elizabeth M. Fox McDonough:

Background:
Fox-McDonough, 55, of New Hyde Park, is running for the Reform party line in the primary. She is running on the Democrat, Green, Working Families and the Women’s Equality party lines in the general election. Since 2014, she has been a principal law clerk to Judge Norman St. George of the Nassau County District Court. In 1984, she earned her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University. Three years later, she graduated from St. John’s University Law School. Fox-McDonough began her legal career in the Queens County district attorney’s office where she spent 10 years as a prosecutor in the Special Victim’s Bureau, serving as a senior assistant district attorney in the Appeals Bureau, and later became the supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit. From 1997-2001, she served as a principal law clerk to Justice Arthur Cooperman and from 2006 to 2014 to Justice Barry Kron, both in the Criminal Term of the Queens County Supreme Court. Fox-McDonough was a prosecutor in the Nassau County Traffic Parking Violations Agency from 2004 to 2006. She has been an adjunct professor at Queens College, Nassau Community College and Molloy College. Fox-McDonough was admitted to the New York State bar in 1988. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Queens County, the Queens County District Attorney Association and the Irish Americans in Government.

Darlene D. Harris:

Background:
Harris, 51, of Uniondale, is running for the Reformed party line in the primary. She also is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines in the general election. She is a district court judge and was elected to the bench in 2014. Harris was chairwoman of the Nassau County Assessment Review from 2010 to 2014. She served from 1999 to 2010 as an administrative law judge for the New York City Department of Finance. She also ran her own law firm in Uniondale from 1997 to 2010. Harris also served as a Nassau County legislator from 1996 to 1999 and was a deputy attorney for the Town of Hempstead from 1995 to 1996. Harris was a senior court attorney for the District Court Law Department from 1991 to 1994. She was a New York City and Nassau County Legal Aid attorney for two years after graduating in 1989 with a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. She was admitted to the New York State bar in 1989. She is a member of the New York State, Nassau County, Nassau County Women’s and Amistad Long Island Black Bar Associations.

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