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Suffolk: Levy taps ex-Huntington town board member for panel

Former Huntington town board member Stuart Besen was recently tapped by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy to sit on the New York State County Judicial Screening Committee.

Besen, right,  will be responsible for determining the qualifications of persons seeking appointments to Suffolk County Court, Surrogate’s Court and Family Court.

The committee was established by Gov. David A. Paterson in 2008. Besen’s appointment is for three-years and is voluntary.

“I’m honored,” Besen said. “The county executive gets only one appointment for all of Suffolk county, and from all the lawyers in Suffolk County and he thought enough of me to interview judges to make sure we have the best judiciary.”

Stuart Besen (Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan, 2009)

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