Knobel, 63, of Oceanside, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. Knobel was elected to the Nassau County District Court in 2005 and won re-election 2011. In 2015, he was appointed to the statewide Special Commission on Fiduciary Appointments. In 2011, Knobel was appointed acting county court judge. Knobel spent 24 years as a principal law clerk to a bankruptcy judge in the Southern District Court in New York County, the New York City Civil Court (New York County) and the New York State Supreme Court (Nassau County). Since 2003, he has been an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law. Knobel graduated from the University at Buffalo, received a law degree from DePaul University and a master of law from New York University. Knobel was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1982. He is a board member of the Jewish Lawyers Association. Knobel is also a member of the Nassau County, Nassau County Women’s, and Nassau County Jewish bar associations.