PAUL M. HENSLEY
BACKGROUND: Hensley, 53, of Northport, is running in the Conservative, Working Families and Independence parties primaries. Hensley has served as an acting Suffolk County Court judge since 2006, and was a law clerk for County Court Judge James Hudson from January 2001 until July 2002. From January 1999 to January 2001, Hensley was a law clerk for State Supreme Court Justice Leonard B. Austin. From March 1998 until January 1999, he worked as an assistant Huntington Town attorney. Before that, Hensley worked for the Robert Plan Corp., and also served as a Suffolk County assistant district attorney. Hensley received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany in 1983 and his law degree from the SUNY Buffalo in 1986. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1987. He is serving his second term as president of the Suffolk County District Court Judges Association and is a former president of the New York State District Judges Association.