Nassau County Democrats tap State Sen. Todd Kaminsky for district attorney race


Nassau County Democrats have nominated State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, of Long Beach, to run for district attorney in the November election.

Former District Attorney Madeline Singas was confirmed on June 8 by the New York State Senate in a 37-26 vote to serve as an associate judge on the New York Court of Appeals. She was nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Joyce Smith, the first Black D.A. in county history, is currently acting district attorney.

The announcement came late Friday, and Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs lauded Kaminsky's work as a former federal prosecutor and as assistant D.A., under Singas.

“Sen. Todd Kaminsky is a fearless former prosecutor who has put Long Island's safety first his entire career,” Jacobs said in a news release. “Todd is the right choice for the next Nassau County [district] attorney. I’m thrilled to support him”

Kaminsky enters the race with $1.5 million on hand for his campaign.

He serves as chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee and was a former prosecutor in the Queens district attorney’s office and the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.