Banks, 58, of West Hempstead, is running on the Democratic, Working Families, Women's Equality and Green party lines in the general election. An attorney specializing in family, matrimonial and criminal law, he has been with the law offices of Kenneth J. Weinstein in Garden City since 2009. Previously, Banks worked for the Dominic Barbara law firm from 2003 to 2008, in private practice from 1995 to 2003, and with Capetola & Doddato LLP from 1989 to 1995. He was the former law secretary to Nassau County Court Judge Abbey L. Boklan from 1987 through 1989 and was an attorney for the Nassau Legal Aid Society from 1983 to 1987. Banks served as an at-large Hempstead Town councilman in 2000 and a commissioner for the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission from 2003 to 2005. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Queens College in 1979 and a law degree from Akron University Law School in 1982. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and its matrimonial law committee and is a current board member and past president of the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County board of directors.