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Republican Joan Illuzzi, appearing in a July file photo, got the endorsement of the NYS Supreme Court Officers Association on Wednesday. (Staten Island Advance/Rachel Shapiro)

By Rachel Shapiro | moc.e1500642430cnavd1500642430ais@o1500642430ripah1500642430sr1500642430
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on September 09, 2015 at 3:50 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The day before she is set to battle it out at the polls against her opponent, Republican Joan Illuzzi secured an endorsement from the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association.

Illuzzi is hoping to take the Conservative Party line away from Democrat Michael McMahon in the district attorney’s race on Thursday when Conservative voters will choose between McMahon and writing in Illuzzi’s name.

The union endorsed the Republican in Manhattan on Wednesday.

“Joan runs as a candidate in this race as someone who has built a tremendous career as a prosecutor,” union President Patrick Cullen said while flanked by the union’s executive board and officers. “Her track record speaks for itself after 27 years prosecuting cases, she has distinguished herself as more than qualified to follow the mission of a district attorney’s office. I am once again honored to offer this organization’s endorsement of Joan Illuzzi for Staten Island district attorney. Given her prosecutorial experience, which already stands above her opponent’s for this all-important job, she will bring an enthusiastic and disciplined perspective in her service to the residents of Staten Island.”

Illuzzi noted that during her time as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan D.A.’s office, she worked with “scores of Supreme Court officers and have always been impressed with their work ethic, professionalism and dedication to protecting our courtrooms. The vigilance displayed by our Supreme Court officers is the reason that prosecutors like myself have a safe and secure environment to dispense justice. So I’m proud and honored to accept the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association’s endorsement to be the next Staten Island district attorney.”

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