Emily Pines, 64, of Mount Sinai, is running on the Republican and Independence party lines for the general election. She is seeking re-election as a state Supreme Court justice, a position she has held since 2002. She was a District Court judge who was appointed in January 1998 by the county executive and county legislature, and was then elected from the Sixth District in November 1999. She is a former state assistant attorney general, former assistant bureau chief for the New York City corporation counsel, a former law secretary to state Supreme Court Justice Helen Freedman in Manhattan, a former deputy Suffolk County attorney, former staff counsel for the New York Public Service Commission, and before becoming a judge, she was the Brookhaven Town attorney. She received a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in 1972 and law degree from Hofstra in 1976. She was admitted to the state bar in 1977. She is an adjunct professor at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. For the past several years, Pines has been a visiting professor teaching business law at Bulgarian universities for the nonprofit Center for International Legal Studies, which places law practitioners at institutions in Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union. She is a member of the New York State, Suffolk County and Suffolk County Women's bar associations.