Reilly, 51, of Oyster Bay, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Reform party lines. Reilly has been a state Supreme Court justice since 2011. From 1998 to 2011, she was a Nassau County District Court judge as well as an acting Nassau County Court judge, from 2006 to 2011. Reilly was an attorney in private practice from 1991 to 1998. She was village prosecutor for Stewart Manor from 1992 to 1998, and was a deputy Nassau County attorney from 1988 to 1991. She received her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1985 and her law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1988. She was admitted to the New York State bar in 1988. Reilly is former co-chair of the Nassau County Judicial Committee on Women in Courts, and is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County.