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Legislators Abrahams, Solages and Bynoe Endorse Acting DA Madeline Singas for Nassau District Attorney

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Legislators praise Singas’ experience as a prosecutor and leadership in advance of Democratic Primary 

Mineola, N.Y. – In advance of the Democratic Primary, Nassau County Legislators Kevan Abrahams, Carrie Solages and Siela Byrnoe endorsed Madeline Singas for District Attorney, praising her extensive courtroom experience as a prosecutor and her advocacy for programs that strengthen Nassau’s communities.

“As a lifelong prosecutor, Madeline Singas understands the unique challenges our communities face,” said Legislator Abrahams. “Her office is a pillar of our neighborhoods, helping connect at-risk youth with mentors, vocational training and community service projects. Nassau needs a prosecutor with decades of experience for DA, not a politician, and I am proud to give her my endorsement.”

“Madeline Singas is a tireless advocate for our young people,” said Legislator Bynoe. “Her stewardship of programs like Youth Court are vital to ensuring that young people who make a mistake don’t have to pay for it with the rest of their lives. I’m proud to endorse Madeline for DA and I look forward to working with her for years to come.” 

“Madeline Singas is committed to keeping the Southwest Nassau community safe,” said Legislator Solages. “She’s spent 24 years putting violent criminals and drug dealers behind bars and as acting DA she is cracking down on the gangs the bring violence, guns and addiction into our communities. I am proud to endorse her for District Attorney and I look forward to helping her win in November.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Legislators Abrahams, Solages and Bynoe,” said Singas. “These outstanding leaders understand Nassau needs a DA who will use innovative programs to prevent crime, support our youth and protect our communities. I am honored to have their endorsement and I look forward to working with them to keep Nassau’s families safe.”

Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) has served as a Nassau County Legislator in the 1st Legislative District since 2002. His district includes Uniondale, Roosevelt and Freeport. Abrahams has served the public in several capacities, including as the Nassau County Legislature’s, as Deputy District Director for Congressman Floyd H. Flake and as a District Representative for Carolyn McCarthy. Abrahams holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Queens College and also attended Baruch College's MBA Program.

Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D-Westbury) has served as Nassau County Legislator for the Second Legislative District since 2014. Her district includes Hempstead, Lakeview, New Cassel and part of Uniondale. Legislator Bynoe is a graduate of Westbury High School, has an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau County Community College, Bachelor's in Psychology from Hofstra University and Master's in Public Administration from C.W.Post, Long Island University. She is a 40-year resident of Nassau County and Westbury resident.

Legislator Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) is currently serving his second term in the Nassau County Legislature, representing the 3rd Legislative District. The 3rd Legislative District is comprised of Elmont, Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Inwood and portions of Lawrence & N. Woodmere. Legislator Solages, a lifelong Elmont resident, graduated from H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. 

Madeline Singas was sworn in as Acting District Attorney in January 2015, following the departure of Rep. Kathleen Rice, under whom she served as Chief Assistant since 2011. Singas began her career as a prosecutor in 1991 and has over two decades of courtroom experience. Since joining the Nassau County District Attorney’s office in 2006, she has successfully prosecuted some of the county’s most notorious violent criminals and served as Chief of Nassau County’s Special Victim’s Bureau. She is a graduate of Bronx Science, Columbia University, and Fordham University Law School.


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