Nassau County District Court judge, 2nd District - Reform (3 Seats Open)

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Nassau County District Court judge, 2nd District - Reform (3 Seats Open)

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Maxine S. Broderick:

Background:
Broderick, 44, of Hempstead, is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. She is also running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines for the general election. Since 2009, she has been the principal attorney of Broderick Law, P.C. in Lynbrook. Broderick graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 1995 and was a fundraiser for two years at Amnesty International in Manhattan. From 1997 to 2007, Broderick worked in the legal department of MTV Networks. She earned her law degree in 2003 at Brooklyn Law School. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2004. Broderick serves as the chairwoman of the general/solo/small firm practice committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Broderick is a current board member of the New York State Bar, the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, the Hempstead branch of the NAACP, and the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club. She is the immediate past president of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.

Gary M. Carlton:

Background:
Carlton, 63, of Valley Stream is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. He is also running on the Democrat, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines in the general election. Carlton has been a practicing partner since 1984 in the personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Carlton, in Manhattan. He has served as a deputy attorney for the Village of Valley Stream providing defense in tort accident cases for the last seven years. Since 2001, he has served as the Valley Stream Democratic zone leader. Carlton is a past co-president of the North Woodmere Civic Association and founder of the North Woodmere Park Foundation. He lost in the 2007 election for Hempstead Town Board: District 3. In 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for the Nassau County 6th Legislative District. Carlton graduated from George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., in 1976, and Albany Law School in 1979. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.

Gary F. Knobel:

Background:
Knobel, 63, of Oceanside, is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. He is also running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. Knobel was elected to the Nassau County District Court in 2005 and won re-election 2011. In 2015, he was appointed to the statewide Special Commission on Fiduciary Appointments. In 2011, Knobel was appointed acting county court judge. Knobel spent 24 years as a principal law clerk to a bankruptcy judge in the Southern District Court in New York County, the New York City Civil Court (New York County) and the New York State Supreme Court (Nassau County). Since 2003, he has been an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law. Knobel graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1974. He received a law degree from DePaul University in 1977 and a master of law from New York University in 1980. Knobel was admitted to the New York State bar in 1982. He is a board member of the Jewish Lawyers Association. Knobel is also a member of the Nassau County, Nassau County Women’s, and Nassau County Jewish bar associations.

David William McAndrews:

Background:
McAndrews, 64, of Westbury, is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. He also is on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. Since January 2017, he has been deputy bureau chief of litigation at the Nassau County attorney’s office. He served as Nassau County District Court Judge, 2nd district, from 2010 to 2016. Before that, he was a founding partner of McAndrews & Christiansen, a general practice law firm. Among his other positions were special agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and as attorney for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of New York City and the Village of Farmingdale. He was a supervisory special agent of the U.S. Customs Service. McAndrews earned a bachelor of arts from St. Thomas University in Miami in 1974, and graduated from St. John’s University Law School in 1992. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1992. He belongs to the Criminal Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and the Columbian Lawyers Association.

Anthony W. Paradiso:

Background:
Paradiso, 53, of Rockville Centre, is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. He is also on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party lines in the general election. He has been a judge in the Nassau County 2nd District Court since 2005. From 1999 to 2005, he was principal law clerk to state Supreme Court Justice Peter B. Skelos. Paradiso was appointed New York State assistant attorney general, Nassau Regional Office from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1995, he served as business litigation associate for Rivkin, Radler & Kremer (now Rivkin Radler) in Uniondale. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Long Island University in Brooklyn in 1989, and in 1992 earned both a law degree and master’s in public administration from Syracuse University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar, appellate division, second department in 1993, and United States District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts in 1993, and Southern District in 1994. He is executive director of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County. He is past director of the Nassau County Bar Association and past chair of the association’s community relations and public education committee. He also is a past president of the Nassau County District Court Judges’ Association, and served as a district governor for Lions Club International.

Geoffrey N. Prime:

Background:
Prime, 45, of South Floral Park, is running in primaries for the Reform and Green party lines. He also is on the Democrat, Working Families Party and the Women’s Equality Party lines in the general election. Prime, a criminal defense attorney is the current mayor of the Village of South Floral Park and the founding partner of Prime & O’Brien in Garden City. In 2010, Prime was appointed to the board of trustees at the Nassau Community College in Garden City and chosen the chairman in 2011. He resigned in May 2013. In 2007, Prime ran unsuccessfully as a first-time political candidate for tax receiver in the Town of Hempstead. Prime graduated from the State University at Old Westbury in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a law degree from Pace University in 2001. From 2002 to 2006, he worked for the Nassau County district attorney’s office in the District Court Trial Bureau and the County Court Trial Bureau. He left to open a private practice. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 2002 and the Southern District of New York bar and the Eastern District of New York bar, both in 2010. Prime is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau Criminal Courts Bar Association.

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