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Eleanor’s Legacy Endorses Singas for District Attorney

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Founder Judith Hope Praises Her Longtime Fight for Women in Backing Singas

Garden City, NY – Today, Eleanor’s Legacy, an organization committed to electing Pro-Choice women, endorsed Madeline Singas for Nassau County District Attorney. For Singas, who is 100% Pro-Choice, this endorsement provides a critical boost to her campaign and serves as a validation of her long-career of standing up for New York women. Singas is currently serving as Acting District Attorney and is up for a full term in November.

“For 24 years, Madeline Singas has been standing up for the women of New York State," Eleanor’s Legacy Founder and former East Hampton Town Supervisor Judith Hope said. "I’m proud to endorse Madeline’s candidacy because Nassau County must continue to have a strongly Pro-Choice, Pro-Woman District Attorney. In her career as a prosecutor, Madeline has always made the safety and equal treatment of women and special victims a top priority and I know she will stop at nothing to make sure all are treated equally under the law.”

Commending Singas for the endorsement, Eleanor’s Legacy President Brette McSweeney said: “Our goal is to elect highly qualified, pro-choice women to office and Madeline Singas fits that bill. With a lifetime of experience behind her, Madeline is supremely qualified and knows what it takes to successfully prosecute the most heinous criminals. Nassau County women are, and will be, fortunate to call Madeline Singas their District Attorney.”

In accepting the endorsement, Singas said: “I have built my career defending the rights of women and those who cannot defend themselves, and I will continue to do so as Nassau County District Attorney. Receiving the endorsement of Eleanor’s Legacy is a great honor and I consider it a tremendous privilege to follow in the footsteps of such a remarkable trailblazer. As a prosecutor, I’ve always had one goal: to keep our families and taxpayers safe and I look forward to continuing that work as DA.”

A first-generation American, Madeline Singas was sworn in as Acting District Attorney following the departure of Rep. Kathleen Rice. Acting D.A. Singas began her career as a prosecutor in 1991 and went on to serve as Chief of Nassau County’s Special Victim’s Bureau, where she successfully obtained a First Degree Murder conviction against Leonard Valdez-Cruz for murdering his girlfriend, Jo’anna Bird. Later, Rep. Rice appointed Singas Chief Assistant District Attorney. Singas resides in Manhasset with her husband and two children.