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Richard Ambro
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Tenth Judicial District
(Nassau and Suffolk)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • Richard Ambro served as a Suffolk County Court Judge from May 2010 through December 2010. For the remainder of the past eleven years, Mr. Ambro served as the Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice C. Randall Hinrichs, currently the District Administrative Judge of Suffolk County. During this time Justice Hinrichs presided over more than seventy-five felony jury trials to verdict, including more the twenty-five homicide trials. Mr. Ambro’s father, the Hon. Jerome A. Ambro, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 - 1981, and as Huntington Town Supervisor from 1967-1974. Mr. Ambro’s maternal grandfather, the Hon. John H. McCooey, Jr., was a New York State Supreme Court Justice from 1931 -1948 and his paternal grandfather, Jerome G. Ambro, was a New York State Assemblyman from 1925 -1933. Mr. Ambro resides in Wading River, with his wife Susan and their son Matthew, a student at SUNY College at Oneonta.
IJEQC rating
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  • Did Not Apply
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site
  • Widener University School of Law [formerly the Delaware Law School], JD , 1984
  • SUNY College at Oneonta, BA, 1981
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1985
  • Principal Law Clerk to District Administrative Judge of Suffolk County, Hon. C. Randall Hinrichs
Professional Experience
  • County Court Judge, May 2010 through December 2010
  • Legal AId Society of Suffolk County, Felony trial attorney, 1988 through 2002.
  • Legal AId Society of Suffolk County, Felony trial attorney, 1985 through 1988.

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