Senft, 49, of Great River, is running on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. He was elected a Fifth District Court judge in Suffolk County in 2015. He was an Islip Town councilman from 2012 to 2015, and was also a private practice attorney specializing in criminal defense and matrimonial law from 1999 to 2015. Previously, he was a Suffolk County assistant district attorney from 1998 to 1999. He was commissioned as an officer in the Army as a Military Intelligence Corps officer in 1990 then transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) in 1994. During his service, he was a federal prosecutor serving as a special assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1995 to 1997 and a legal adviser on combat operations to the commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps from 1994 to 1996. Senft graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and a law degree in 1993. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993 and is also admitted to the Eastern and Southern districts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the courts of the U.S. Military. He is an active member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.