McQuade, 65, of Long Beach, is a criminal defense, immigration and civil rights attorney. He is a former police officer and Catholic priest. He is running on the Republican, Libertarian and Tax Revolt party lines.
- McQuade said he would address gangs in Nassau County by addressing minors and informing youth on the dangers of joining.
- He said he would prosecute doctors and pharmaceutical companies if they irresponsibly distribute opioids. He said he would focus on rehabilitation for users.
- He vows to be independent and without political alliances in prosecuting public officials for corruption.