Nassau County District Attorney

Employer / Organization

Nassau County

Next Election

Nov 05, 2019

Filing Window

Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019


The function of the Nassau County District Attorney's Office is to investigate and prosecute violations of state and local criminal statutes occurring within Nassau County. With more than 160 lawyers and a total staff in excess of 300, the Nassau County District Attorney's Office is one of the largest district attorney's offices in the country. Situated on Long Island, immediately to the east of New York City, the office is committed to hiring the most qualified attorneys, investigators and support staff. The office is dedicated to constant philosophical and technological modernization and looks forward to implementing ever-changing strategies that allow it to stay one step ahead of criminal behavior. This office has a 4-year term and a base pay of $174,000 annually. Note: This position has the election date for the next primary listed. If the election is contested, the top two vote-getters from the primary election will appear on the general election ballot in November on the Tuesday after the first Monday; however if the election is uncontested, the candidates will only appear on the November general election ballot.

Application Guidelines
Nassau County has over 1,000 elected offices and is governed by an assortment of offices on the county, municipal, and special district levels. Each of these entities administers their own elections, therefore, they must be contacted directly for election information. If you are interested in running, we strongly suggest calling the district as soon as possible to confirm information. In New York election law any paperwork filed late is considered a "fatal flaw" and the candidacy is nullified. There are general guidelines for district elections, but many districts have elections on unique dates. Please follow the instructions carefully. To file for this position, follow these three steps: 1) Contact the appropriate election administrator to confirm that your registered address qualifies for the position that you intend to run for, that you have the correct election and filing window dates, and that you meet any other qualifications. 2) Pick up the nominating petitions at the elections administrator's office. You should be able to ask questions regarding filing for office and have them clearly answered. If you have any issues regarding questions being answered by a district clerk, please contact the Nassau County Board of Elections at (516) 571-2411. 3) Gather the appropriate number of signatures and filing fee for the office and submit it to the election administrator within the filing window. Please note that these instructions are for an independent candidate. If you would like to run as a candidate of one of the major parties (Democrat, Republican, Green, Working Families, etc.) you will potentially have to adhere to a different timeline so that you can run in the primary. The New York State Office of the Comptroller may be able to help clarify information related to special districts, and we recommend contacting the district directly and if there is no response, consider lodging a formal complaint with the state comptroller.