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Francis A. Nicolai
Candidate for the
Supreme Court
Ninth Judicial District
(Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester)

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • The Honorable Francis A. Nicolai, Administrative Judge of the Ninth Judicial District was born in Pleasantville, New York in 1939. Judge Nicolai graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1961. After serving 12 years, including duty in Greenland, Italy and Vietnam, he retired in 1973. He graduated from New York Law School with a degree of Juris Doctor in 1970 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1971. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he was in private law practice from 1973-1982 in Rockland and Westchester Counties. He was appointed a County Court Judge by Governor Carey in 1982 and again by Governor Cuomo in 1983. He was elected to a full term commencing January 1, 1984. He was elected in 1990 as a Justice of the Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District. In December 1998 he was appointed the Administrative Judge by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. In November 2004 he was elected a Westchester County Court Judge. Judge Nicolai is a life-long resident of Westchester County. He and his wife Allene are the parents of three children-- Angelique, Erica and Noelle.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Democrat
Campaign Web Site
  • United States Coast Guard Academy, BS, 1961
  • New York Law School, JD, 1970
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1971
  • Acting Supreme Court Justice
Professional Experience
  • 1999-Present - Administrative Judge, Ninth Judicial District
  • 1991-1998 - NYS Supreme Court Justice
  • 1984 - 1990 - County Court Judge, Westchester County
  • 1982-1983 - Served two appointed terms as County Court Judge

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