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Long Island Railroad Union Backs Singas for District Attorney

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

For Immediate Release

SMART UTU General Chairman Anthony Simon cites Singas’ outstanding credentials and commitment to equal justice for working men and women.

Garden City, NY – Today, SMART‐UTU and General Chairman Anthony Simon announced their support for Madeline Singas for District Attorney. SMART‐UTU, which represents the unionized workforce of the Long Island Railroad and has roughly 200,000 members nationwide, endorsed Singas because of her outstanding career as a prosecutor and willingness to fight for the employees and ridership of the LIRR. Madeline Singas was sworn in as Acting District Attorney in January, is running for a full term in November.

In endorsing Singas, General Chairman Anthony Simon said: “For 23 years Madeline Singas has stood up for the safety of our members and our community and now we are standing up for Madeline Singas. Like our neighbors and friends, our membership needs a District Attorney who has the experience to prosecute dangerous criminals. Madeline has proven that she has the record and judgment needed to keep Nassau County safe and I am proud to endorse her candidacy.”

“The Long Island Railroad and its workforce are part of the fabric of Nassau County and I’m honored to have the UTU’s endorsement,” Madeline Singas said. “I have spent my entire career prosecuting New York’s most violent criminals and, as Acting District Attorney, I have made it my mission to protect Nassau County families and tax payers. I appreciate Anthony Simon’s support and look forward to continuing to work with him and the UTU as District Attorney.”

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.