Massell, 65, of Hicksville is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. He has been a Nassau County District Court judge since 2003, winning re-election in 2009 and 2014. Prior to his election to the bench, Massell had a private law practice in Mineola for 22 years in which he tried many felony and misdemeanor cases. He served as deputy town attorney from 1982 to 1983 for the Town of Oyster Bay. Massell earned his undergraduate degree in economics from C.W. Post in 1973 and his law degree from Delaware Law School (now known as Widener School of Law) in 1976. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1979. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County District Judges Association and the New York State District Court Judges Association.