Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Administrative Judge Anthony Cannataro have been nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the state's highest court, his office on Tuesday announced.
Singas would replace retiring Judge Leslie Stein; Cannataro would fill the seat of the late Judge Paul Feinman, who died in March. Their nominations now go to the state Senate, led by Democrats, for consideration.
Cuomo's nominations were announced with multiple nominations to the state's court system, filling vacancies at the Court of Claims as well as making appointments to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in the First and Second Departments of New York state.
"New York State's courts deserve the best and brightest minds to uphold principles of law and fairness and move our State forward, and these judges are no exception," Cuomo said in a statement. "These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and diverse backgrounds and experience to their positions, and I am confident their service will benefit New Yorkers for years to come."
Singas was first elected district attorney in Nassau County in 2015; Cannataro was appointed administrative judge for New York City in 2018.