Nassau County District Court Judge, 1st District

Posted: 10/29/2017 13:48:00 -04:00 Updated:

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Elizabeth M. Fox-McDonough - D, G, WF, WEP

Background
Fox-McDonough, 55, of New Hyde Park, is running on the Democratic, Green, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Since 2014, she has been a principal law clerk to Judge Norman St. George of the Nassau County District Court. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from St. John’s University. 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 Victims Bureau, serving as a senior assistant district attorney in the Appeals Bureau, and later becoming 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 Irish Americans in Government.

Darlene D. Harris - C, IN, R, Ref

Background
Harris, 51, of Uniondale, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Tax Revolt party lines. 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 from Hofstra University School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 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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