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2011 Voter Guide

JOHN B. COLLINS
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Tenth Judicial District
(Nassau and Suffolk)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • I HAVE BEEN A PROSECUTOR IN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE PAST THIRTY YEARS. I HAVE SERVED UNDER THREE DIFFERENT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, BOTH DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN. SINCE 1986, I HAVE HANDLED HIGH-PROFILE HOMICIDE CASES. I HAVE HELD THE POSITIONS OF CHIEF OF THE MAJOR CRIME BUREAU AND CHIEF OF THE HOMICIDE BUREAU. I AM CURRENTLY THE OFFICE'S CHIEF TRIAL PRSECUTOR (IN AN OFFICE OF 185 ATTORNEYS) AND OVERSEE THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF ALL VIOLENT FELONIES AND HOMICIDES IN SUFFOLK COUNTY. I ALSO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CRIMINAL BAR ASSOCIATION AND, FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, WAS A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL SCREENING COMMITTEE OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION. I WAS SCREENED FOR THIS POSTION BY THE NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION AND UNANIMOUSLY FOUND QUALIFIED. I WAS RAISED IN A CIVIL SERVICE HOUSEHOLD IN THE BRONX AND WAS THE FIRST MEMBER OF MY FAMILY TO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE. I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF LONG ISLAND IN A NEW CAPACITY AS A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT. PLEASE VOTE ON THE 8TH.
 
IJEQC rating
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  • Did Not Apply
 
Party Membership
  • Conservative
 
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Independence
  • Republican
 
Campaign Web Site
 
Education
  • BOSTON COLLEGE CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS, B.A, 1977
  • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW NYC, JURIS DOCTOR, 1981
 
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1982
 
Occupation/Employer
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY D.A.O.
 
Professional Experience
 

Created from information supplied by the candidate. The Judicial Campaign Ethics Center does not check statements for accuracy, and does not correct spelling or grammatical errors. The Center does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.

 
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