BACKGROUND: Rizzo, 49, of Woodbury, is running on the Republican and Democratic Party lines in the general election. She is the principal law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thomas Feinman from 2004 to the present. Rizzo was in private practice at the Law Offices of Arlene Zalayet, Esq., 1996-2004; Raymond Schwartzberg, Esq., 1995-1996; Mitchell, Incantalupo & Vafides, 1994-1995 litigating in the state and federal courts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1990 and earned her law degree from Quinnipiac School of Law in 1993. Rizzo was admitted New York State Appellate Division, Second Department in 1994, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 1997, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1999, State of New Jersey in 1993 and State of Connecticut in 1994. She is a member of Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Law Secretary Association and American Bar Association.