Libert, 66, of Oyster Bay, is a registered Republican who is running on the Democratic and Republican lines. He is a partner at Uniondale-based law firm Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana. He served on the Oyster Bay Board of Zoning Appeals from 1993 to 2005 and became its chairman in 1997. Libert left that position to become Oyster Bay Town planning and development commissioner until the end of 2008. He then became the Oyster Bay Town public works commissioner for more than two years. From 1992 to 2002, Libert was chief executive of the Garden City-based Benjamin Development Co. He was in private practice until joining the Weber Law Group in Melville in 2004. From 1978 to 1984 he served as counsel to the Nassau County Board of Supervisors. He was named this year as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He also has been a regular participant in the Nassau County Bar Association's foreclosure and Sandy foreclosure program, where he appears pro bono on behalf of unrepresented individuals in Supreme Court, and has represented indigent tenants through the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee's Volunteer Lawyers Project. Libert earned his law degree from Hofstra in 1974. He was admitted to the state bar in 1975, and is a member of the New York State and Nassau County bar associations.