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A District Attorney for Nassau County

The New York Times

The suburban county of Nassau on New York’s Long Island needs a strong, independent district attorney willing to pursue all manner of crimes, political and otherwise. For that reason, Nassau voters have an important choice in Tuesday’s off-year election, between a seasoned prosecutor who has been Nassau’s acting D.A. for the last 10 months and a legal lightweight deeply embedded in the county’s powerful Republican machine.

Madeline Singas, the Democrat in this race, has been serving as Nassau’s acting D.A. since the former occupant, Kathleen Rice, resigned in January to become a...| read more

Newsday endorses Madeline Singas for Nassau district attorney


Ours is the only nation in the world where local prosecutors are elected, a way for citizens to hold them accountable for the enormous power they wield on individual lives and our collective well-being.

That wasn't always the case. District attorneys were once appointed by governors or the state's top judge. The result was patronage for political supporters and partisan investigations of political opponents. A reform movement swept the nation in the mid-19th century, and the public won the right to elect local prosecutors.

So now district attorneys must respond to the...| read more

Kate Murray, you're no Preet Bharara

New York Daily News

In the race for Nassau County district attorney, Republican candidate Kate Murray claims the mantle of corruption fighter because she once referred finagling by a political functionary for successful prosecution.

Murray’s posture as the scourge of governmental wrongdoers is both hilarious and an insult to the intelligence.

Presently serving as Hempstead Town presiding supervisor, a post in which she oversees beaches and pools, Murray is a key player in a Republican Party machine whose fixes and favor-dispensing are coming increasingly into view.

Not that Murray wants...| read more

Say what, Kate? Nassau County needs a real district attorney

New York Daily News

To stop inexperienced, ill-informed lawyers from blowing cases, the Republican candidate for Nassau County district attorney pledges that new prosecutors will get 30 days of training.

If she’s elected, Kate Murray should register as remedial education student No. 1.

Murray is utterly unprepared to serve as Nassau DA. She cannot knowledgably discuss basics of New York penal laws and is clueless about pressing issues surrounding criminal justice.

After serving as presiding supervisor of Long Island’s Town of Hempstead for 13 years, Murray was tapped for district attorney...| read more