Valerie J. Alexander
BACKGROUND: Alexander, 65, of North Baldwin, also is running on the Green Party line in the primary and is on the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines in the general election. She is a district court judge in the First District, as well as an acting county court judge, handling misdemeanor and felony cases. She was first elected to the bench in 2000 and won re-election in 2006 and 2012. She was the presiding judge of the Domestic Violence Court from 2006 to 2009. From 2003 to 2005, she presided over Nassau County Drug Treatment and Community courts. Alexander was an assistant district attorney with the Nassau County district attorney’s office from 1993 to 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from C.W. Post Center-LIU, now known as LIU Post, in 1990 and received her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993. She was admitted to the New York State Bar Association, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department in 1994. Alexander is a member of the Nassau County District Court Judges Association and is a past president. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Criminal Court Bar Association and the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association.