Paradiso, 53, of Rockville Centre, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Tax Revolt party lines. He has been a judge in the Nassau County 2nd District Court since 2005. From 1999 to 2005, he was principal law clerk to state Supreme Court Justice Peter B. Skelos. Paradiso was appointed New York State assistant attorney general in the Nassau regional office from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1995, he served as business litigation associate for Rivkin, Radler & Kremer in Uniondale. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Long Island University in Brooklyn, and earned both a law degree and a master’s in public administration from Syracuse University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar, appellate division, second department in 1993, and United States District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts in 1993, and Southern District in 1994. He is executive director of the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County. He is past director of the Nassau County Bar Association and past chairman of the association’s community relations and public education committee. He also is a past president of the Nassau County District Court Judges’ Association, and served as a district governor for Lions Club International.