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Local 1102 RWDSU-UFCW Endorses Acting DA Madeline Singas for Nassau District Attorney

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Praises aggressive prosecuting style and extensive career in the courtroom


Mineola, N.Y. – Today, Local 1102 RWDSU-UFCW (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union District Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers) endorsed Madeline Singas for Nassau County District Attorney, praising her extensive courtroom experience as a prosecutor and her proven record of putting violent criminals behind bars.


“Madeline Singas is a lifelong courtroom prosecutor,” said Local 1102 President Gemma deLeon. “With 24 years experience locking up violent criminals and drug dealers, she has the toughness to protect working families and ensure Nassau County is a safe and healthy place to live. I am proud to endorse her candidacy”


“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Local 1102, an organization that has never shied away from taking on the tough fights,” said Singas. “I have spent my entire career prosecuting dangerous criminals, and as District Attorney, I will continue to fight to keep Nassau’s families safe. I look forward to working with Local 1102 and its members to win this election.”


Local 1102 represents the needs of its members by fighting for fair treatment in the workplace, job security, quality health care, and a dignified retirement. It works improve the lives of all working men and women through legislative change, political action and charitable works. Local 1102 represents and organizes members primarily in manufacturing/distributing, food service, airline catering, service/maintenance and call centers/customer service. The UFCW represents 1.4 million workers across the United States and Canada. Local 1102 was officially chartered in its present form in the late 1930's. 


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.