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VOTERS' GUIDE Nov. 2, 2021 general election

Anne T. Donnelly

Anne T. Donnelly is running for Nassau County District Attorney

Anne T. Donnelly

ANNE T. DONNELLY

Republican

BACKGROUND:

  • Donnelly, 57, of Garden City, was a prosecutor in the Nassau County district attorney’s office for 32 years, and left the office recently to run for district attorney. She also is running on the Conservative Party line.
  • She was most recently the deputy chief of the Organized Crime & Rackets Bureau. Her career included 12 years prosecuting violent felons and she served as the acting chief of the Public Corruption Bureau and deputy chief of the Economic Crimes Bureau.
  • Donnelly has won convictions against murderers, sex predators, drug dealers and gang members. She is endorsed by the unions representing Nassau's police, detectives and correction officers.

ISSUES:

  • Donnelly said she will work with law enforcement to develop strategies to stop the "revolving door" at courthouses due to the state "cashless bail" law.
  • She says she is "committed to updating and bolstering the Technology Crimes Unit in the District Attorney’s Office." She said the unit needs enhancement to deal with growing email, text and telephone-based crimes.
  • Donnelly says addressing opioid addiction and criminal gangs who bring drugs into the county is a major priority. She says the state's new bail reform law has made it more difficult to deal with the issue. She also vows to dedicate more resources to education, treatment and conviction of drug dealers and taking down major drug operations.
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