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VOTERS GUIDE Nov. 2, 2021 general election

Carl J. Copertino

Carl J. Copertino is running for Suffolk County District Court Judge, 2nd District, Town of Babylon

Carl J. Copertino

CARL J. COPERTINO

Republican

BACKGROUND:

  • Copertino, 64, of Deer Park, is currently working part-time at the NYC Transit Adjudication Bureau.
  • Copertino was appointment by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to fill a vacant Babylon District Court seat on the bench in June 2013, before winning election to the position that November. Copertino served on the bench until the six-year term ended at the end of 2019.
  • Copertino was a NYC Transit Authority attorney from 2008-2013, the last two years as its ethics officer.
  • From 2001 to 2008, Copertino was general counsel in the Office of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA inspector general.
  • He was an assistant district attorney in the Rackets Bureau at Nassau County District Attorney's Office from 1999 to 2001.
  • He graduated from Elmira College in 1978 and received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1981.

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.

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