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JOHN FASO (R)

Faso, an attorney, ran unopposed in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: Aug. 25, 1952; Massapequa, N.Y.
  • Family: Married (Mary Frances); two children.
  • Education: Georgetown University, J.D., 1979; State University of New York at Brockport, B.S., 1974.
  • Professional career: Attorney.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: State Assembly, 1986-2002 (minority leader, 1998-2002).

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ELLIOT SPITZER (D)

Spitzer, the state's attorney general, defeated Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: June 10, 1959; New York City.
  • Family: Married (Silda Wall); three children.
  • Education: Harvard University, J.D., 1984; Princeton University, B.A., 1981.
  • Professional career: Assistant district attorney, Manhattan, 1986-92.
  • Military career: None.
  • Previous elective office: Attorney general, 1999-present.

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