James A. McDonaugh
BACKGROUND: McDonaugh, 49, of Lindenhurst, is running on the Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. He is an elected District Court judge and a Suffolk Acting County Court judge. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone appointed McDonaugh to the District Court bench in February 2012 and the following November he was elected to a full-term. From 2001 to 2012, McDonaugh primarily handled negligence, criminal defense and commercial litigation cases for a law firm in Lindenhurst. McDonaugh served as Associate Village Justice for the village of Lindenhurst from 2009 to 2012. McDonaugh spent six years in the Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney where he began his legal career in 1995 as an assistant district attorney. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the State University at Oneonta in 1991. He earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1994. He was admitted to the bar in 1995. McDonaugh is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and The Brehon Law Society of Suffolk County.