Lifson, 67, of Huntington, is running on the Republican Party line. He has been in private practice since 2011. From 2009 to 2010, he was the law secretary to Judge Daniel Martin, Acting Supreme Court justice in Riverhead. From 1995 to 2008, he served as justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 10th District: 1995 to 2003 in the Civil Trial Parts, 2003 to 2004 in the Appellate Term, and 2004 to 2008 in the Appellate Division, 2nd Department. He was chief counsel to the late state Sen. Norman Levy from 1993 to 1994. In 1992, Lifson was co-counsel to New York State’s legislative Commission on Water Resource Needs of Long Island. From 1989-1994, Lifson served as chairman of the Huntington Republican Committee, and from 1978 to 1989 he was confidential law secretary to Judge Paul J. Baisley, justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 10th District. Lifson received a bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Albany, a master’s degree in public affairs from SUNY Stony Brook and a juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Lifson was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1975.