Judith A. Pascale
BACKGROUND: Pascale, 71, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. Pascale has spent 28 years in the clerk’s office, including the last 12 as clerk. She was chief deputy clerk until 2006 when she was appointed acting clerk, and won an election to keep that post later that year. She previously served as an assistant to Suffolk County executives and worked at a pharmaceutical company. She is married with two children and two stepchildren.
ISSUES: Pascale said she wants to increase the type and number of records that are available electronically and have “everything online.” She said she wants to complete the index of property records back to 1650 so that most information about properties is available online. Pascale said she plans to increase the electronic recording of mortgages and deeds. She says that about 80 percent of court cases are filed electronically because her office implemented mandatory e-filing and held seminars for attorneys on using the system. Pascale said her office has improved the use of technology and won awards with a decreased staff and without increasing her office’s budget.