Doddato, 66, of Roslyn Heights, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines in the general election. Doddato was appointed a Nassau County District Court judge in January 2015. Previously, Doddato had been a criminal defense attorney in private practice in Garden City, representing clients on the state and federal levels. He was a partner at Doddato and Doddato with his daughter from September 2014 until he took the bench. Doddato began his legal career in 1974 in the Nassau County District Attorney office, where he became a deputy chief assigned to the Rackets Bureau. After leaving the district attorney's office in 1981, he joined the law firm of D'Amato, Forchelli & Capetola in Garden City. Doddato worked for the law firm of Axelrod, Cornacchio, Famighetti & Capetola in Mineola from 1983-1984, representing police officers in internal affairs investigations. He worked at the law office of Anthony A. Capetola in Mineola from 1984-85. He then spent 17 years as a partner in Capetola & Doddato LLP in Williston Park, until he opened his solo practice in 2003. Doddato graduated from Fordham University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree, and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1973. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court's Eastern and Southern districts of New York and the Second Department of the New York State Supreme Court in 1974.