Nassau County Court Judge District 3

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Nassau County Court Judge District 3

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Candidates (choose 1):

David Goodsell

Party: DEM, REP, CON, IND

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Questions:

Q: Describe your qualifications for this office.

A: presently District Court Judge-elected 2007, re-elected 2013 presently preside over a full-time criminal trial part, the Adolescent Diversion Part, the Veterans Treatment Court and the Opioid Part

Karen L. Moroney

Party: DEM, REP, CON, IND

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Q: Describe your qualifications for this office.

A: Assistant District Attorney (approximately 7 years); Principal Court Attorney to 4 New York State Supreme Court Justices (15 years); Civil Litigator (5 years). Moroney has been a practicing attorney for over 27 years and has been in the courtroom on a daily basis throughout her career. She is an experienced trial attorney and as a Principal Court Attorney for the State of New York has experience in all facets of conducting jury trials, handling complex criminal and civil cases. She has authored numerous judicial opinions on behalf of the Justices she has served and has argued cases before the Appellate Division. Moroney has been found “Well-Qualified” by the Nassau County Bar Association to serve as a District Court Judge in Nassau County. She is a Nassau County resident, having lived in Nassau for 32 years where she and her husband are currently raising their two teenage daughters. Moroney obtained her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College.

Erica L. Prager

Party: DEM, REP, CON, IND

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Q: Describe your qualifications for this office.

A: Judge Prager was appointed to the District Court of Nassau County in May of 2001, and then won election to serve a full term on that bench in November of that year. She went on to win re-election to the District Court in 2007 and 2013, after having been found “well qualified” each time by the Nassau County Bar Association. In 2009, Judge Prager was appointed by the Administrative Judge to serve as an Acting County Court Judge. In that capacity, she has presided over a broad range of criminal matters. In her 18 years on the bench, Judge Prager has presided over many trials, hearings, pleas, and sentences. Judge Prager is the recipient of the 2017 Norman Lent Award for Distinguished Jurist from the Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County. She is a former co-chair of the Judicial Section of the Nassau County Bar Association, and the immediate past president of the District Court Judges Association of Nassau County. Judge Prager started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn in 1989 where she prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases, including domestic violence cases. She has also worked in private practice, handling all levels of criminal matters while appearing as a frequent commentator on Court TV. Judge Prager is a graduate of Cornell University and The Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she served on the Moot Court Board. The judge has lectured at various community events and has appeared as a panelist for the New York State Bar Association. Her reputation is that of a smart, fair, decisive judge who is respectful of the citizens who access our courts every day.

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