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Women's groups endorse Singas in D.A. run

The Island Now

Four women’s rights groups endorsed Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas on Thursday in her bid for district attorney against Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray.

The New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, Eleanor’s Legacy and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County announced their support for Singas, a Democrat from Manhasset, at the state Supreme Court building in Mineola, citing her efforts to tackle violent crimes against women as a prosecutor.

The organization leaders commended Singas’s role in starting...| read more

Former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy endorses Singas for Nassau DA


Former Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on Tuesday endorsed acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas at a news conference at which she drew comparisons between her first run for the House of Representatives in 1996 and Singas' campaign.

Singas, a Democrat running against Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray for district attorney next month, is casting herself as a "prosecutor not a politician" -- a theme McCarthy echoed in her endorsement.

"Everyone always said when I ran, I couldn't win, I was a nonpolitician," McCarthy said of her first campaign for...| read more

Singas beats Scotto in Democratic primary for Nassau DA


Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas easily defeated former Manhattan prosecutor Michael Scotto Thursday night in the Democratic primary for district attorney -- Nassau's only countywide race.

Singas, the party-backed candidate, beat Scotto, an underdog who had fought off an attempt to kick him off the ballot, by a nearly 3-1 margin.

Turnout, held down by rain and the unusual Thursday primary date, was just 3 percent of Nassau's 363,000 registered Democrats, results from the county elections board show.

Singas, who stood in front of dozens of supporters at...| read more

Our Views: Singas earned Dem DA designation

The Island Now

The Democratic primary for District Attorney and the general election that follows comes at a crucial time in Nassau County.

Both the federal government under U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the District Attorney’s office under Madeline Singas are or have been conducting investigations involving contracts made by Nassau County and the Town of Oyster Bay.

Singas began an ongoing review of  Nassau County contracts in April after then-state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was accused of taking official actions to benefit AbTech Industries, an Arizona-based environmental...| read more