BACKGROUND: Nolan, 60, of Bayport, is running on the Democratic, Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. He has been counsel to the Suffolk County Legislature since 2006. He was Chief of the Municipal Law Bureau in the Suffolk County Department of Law from 2004 to 2005. He worked in defense litigation for several insurance companies from 1992-2005. He was assistant Suffolk County Attorney from 1990 to 1992. He was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature in 1987 and served through 1989 and was an aide in the Suffolk County legislature from 1982 to 1987. He received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta in 1980 and a law degree from St. John's University in 1986. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1987.