Nassau County Family Court Judge
Daly-Sapraicone, 53, of Glen Head, is running on the Republican and Democratic party lines. Since March 2016, she has worked as a support magistrate for Nassau County Family Court, where she hears cases of child and spousal support and uncontested paternity. From 2014 to 2016, she was a deputy county attorney in the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. She was a law secretary to a Nassau County Court judge from 2008 to 2014. Daly-Sapraicone served as a special counsel in the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the NYC School District unit of the New York City Department of Investigation from 2001 to 2008. She began her legal career in 1995 as an assistant district attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, where she worked for six years. She earned an undergraduate degree from St. John’s University and a law degree from the City University of New York Law School. She was admitted to the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, in 1997. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and Irish Americans in Government. She is an associate board member at the Museum of American Armor in the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, and mentored students for the past three years at the Turtle Hook Middle School in Uniondale.
Hogan, 52, of Manhasset, is running on the Conservative Party line. He has been in private law practice since 1998 in Jericho, litigating cases in the federal and state courts. He served as an assistant district attorney in the Nassau District Attorney’s Office from 1993 to 1998, where he served in the County Court Trial Bureau and the Organized Crime Division. Hogan received his law degree in 1992 from New England School of Law. In 1993, he was admitted to practice law in New York State and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts, in 1998 and to the U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits, in 2003. Hogan is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Mejias, 38, of Farmingdale is running on the Democratic and Republican party lines. Presently, she is the principal law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Edmund M. Dane. She was principal law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Edward A. Maron from January 2009 to 2016. Previously, she was assistant town attorney for the Town of North Hempstead from 2006 to 2008, an associate at DeSena & Sweeney LLP from 2005 to 2006, and a litigation associate for Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP from 2004 to 2005. Mejias received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2005. Mejias is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association. She was a delegate for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York from 2014 to 2015, president of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association from 2013 to 2014, and president of the Nassau Chapter of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association from 2011 to 2012.
Nigro, 68, of Bayville, is running on the Conservative Party line. Since January 2011, he has worked as administrator of the Nassau County Bar Association Assigned Counsel Defender Plan, a nonprofit organization that provides panels of attorneys and experts for assignment by courts to litigants who are unable to afford legal representation. Prior to that, he was civil forfeiture bureau chief in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office from 1989 to 2010. He was in private practice at the law firm of Capetola and Dodatto in Williston Park from January 1989-June 1989; and from November 1987-December 1988 at the law firm of Munley, Meade, Nielsen and Re in Great Neck. From June 1982 to November 1987, he was principal law clerk to Nassau County Court Judge Abbey L. Boklan. He began his legal career in 1976 in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, working in the rackets bureau, the district court trial bureau and the appeals bureau. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Fordham College and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1977. He is a member of the board of directors at the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Nassau Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild, the Fordham College Alumni Association, and the Kiwanis Club of the Nassau County Courthouses. He was elected trustee for the Village of Bayville in June 2016 for a four-year term.