B'khaven's Mazzei mentioned as prospect for state bench

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Timothy Mazzei, Brookhaven town board member who is up for re-election, is also being mentioned as a possible contender for state Surpeme Court judge, Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle acknowledged late last week.

“That name has been batted around,” said Lavalle of Mazzei.

But he added Mazzei’s name is only one of several under consideration for the judicial post from which Justice Marion McNulty exited early so there would be a special election for her judgeship in November. LaValle said other names under consideration include County Court Judge Jack Toomey of Smithtown, George Harkin of Riverhead and David Riley of Huntington.

Two other Supreme Court judgeship are also open but Conservatives are expected to get a nomination for Matthew Hughes, law secretary to state Suprerme Court judge Joseph Pastoressa, and former judge Gary Weber and Wiliam Garbarino are vying for the second seat. No date has been set for the bicounty judicial convention where candidates will be formally nominated.


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