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Lavine, 69, of Glen Cove is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines. He has been an assemblyman for 12 years, is chairman of the standing committee on ethics and guidance and serves on the codes, health, fire education, insurance and judiciary committee. He co-chairs the New York State legislative ethics commission. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his law degree from New York Law School. He is president of the New York chapter and is on the board of directors of the National Association of Jewish Legislators and is a member of the board of directors for the Nassau County Jewish Lawyers Association. He is a founding member of the bipartisan pro-abortion-rights caucus of legislators. He and his wife have two children.