Background: Jaeger, 63, of Roslyn Heights, is running in the Independence Party primary. A judge for 13 years, he has served on Nassau County Court since 2004. Before that, he was a Nassau County District Court judge. Jaeger worked for two years as the principal law secretary to Nassau County Court Judge Meryl Berkowitz. He also was a partner with two general practice law firms for a total of 15 years. From 1981 to 1984, Jaeger was principal law secretary to Alexander Vitale, during the period when Vitale served as a County Court judge and later as a State Supreme Court justice. From 1979 to 1981, Jaeger served as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of New York City, in the Criminal Appeals Bureau. Jaeger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and from New York University School of Law in 1976. In 1977, he was admitted to the bars of New York State and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern districts. In 1979, he was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court and in 1980 to the District of Columbia bar. Jaeger has been second vice president of the Nassau Lawyers Association of Long Island since 2013 and a member of the board of directors since 2011. Jaeger is a past president of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, and has served on the executive committee since 2006. He also has been 10th Judicial District representative to the County Judges Association of the State of New York since 2008. Other affiliations include the Nassau Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association, Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County, Nassau County Women's Bar Association and Long Island Hispanic Bar Association.