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Madeline Singas: Nassau DA job a natural fit

Madeline Singas, Nassau County acting district attorney in her office on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Mineola. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Madeline Singas sees her years in the courtroom as a fitting prelude to becoming Nassau's acting district attorney, and says no one in the county has her qualifications to serve a full term as top prosecutor.

"This is all I know. I graduated from law school in 1991 and from that moment forward, I have been representing the people of the state of New York," Singas said last week in her first...| read more

Singas gets fundraising jump on potential DA opponents

Madeline Singas takes oath of office on Jan. 6, 2015, and becomes acting Nassau District Attorney, replacing Kathleen Rice who was elected to Congress.

Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas’ bid to be elected to the post this fall is off to a fast start.

Singas, a Democrat, will file a report with the State Board of Elections Thursday showing that she raised $411,221 in a little over a month, according to her fundraiser, Tucker Green.

The amount – culled from nearly 500 contributions, including several from large labor unions – comes as few other potential district attorney candidates in either major party have started fundraising in earnest.

Green said that the money was raised between Dec. 9 and Jan. 11,...| read more

Madeline Singas Sworn in as Acting Nassau DA

Long Island Press
Madeline Singas was sworn in as acting Nassau County District Attorney on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014 (Courtesy of Nassau County district attorney's office).

Madeline Singas, the chief assistant Nassau County prosecutor, was sworn in as the acting district attorney Tuesday, when her former boss, Kathleen Rice, took the congressional seat she won on Election Day.

Singas, who was Rice’s chosen successor, plans to run in a special election this fall to keep the county’s top law enforcement job if Gov. Andrew Cuomo declines to name a replacement. But the governor—who is mourning the recent death of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo—has not made his plans known. Nassau County Democratic and Republican party leaders have not officially named...| read more