Tinari, 61, of Huntington Bay, is running unopposed on the Republican, Democratic, Conservative, Reform and Independence party lines. She was appointed in March as a Suffolk County District Court judge. From 2011 to 2015, Tinari was an attorney with the Suffolk County District Administrative Judge's Office and from 2010 to 2011, Suffolk County Supreme Court Law Department. From 2002-2009, she was a principal law clerk to the Suffolk County Surrogate's Court and from 1987 to 2002, she was law clerk to Judge Michael F. Mullen. She was an assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County district attorney's office from 1984-1987 and from 1981-1984 she was an investment banker at Chase Manhattan Bank. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in 1976 and she received her law degree from Capital University in 1981. She was admitted to the New York bar in 1982. Tinari is a past president of the Suffolk County Brehon Society and past co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Surrogate's Court Committee. Tinari is the past co-chair of the Suffolk County Women in the Courts Committee. She is a member of the Women's Bar Association. In 2015, Tinari was appointed to the Leadership Development Committee for the Suffolk County Bar Association. Tinari served on the New York State Court System's Foreclosure Program and the board of managers of the Suffolk County Bar Association Pro Bono Foundation. She is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, the Suffolk County Courts Children's Center Advisory Committee and the Suffolk County Criminal Bar. Tinari is the 2014 recipient of the Rosemary Nelson award from the Suffolk County Brehon Society.