McDonough running for village justice


Kevin P. McDonough is running unopposed for his second term as village justice, having previously served on the Planning Board and as assistant prosecutor for the village. A partner at Spellman Rice Schure Gibbons McDonough Polizzi & Truncale, LLP, in Garden City, McDonough has practiced litigation, real estate, zoning and land use law for nearly 25 years in federal, state, and municipal courts.

“I love what I do, and I think that I do a good job at it,” said McDonough. “I very much enjoy doing it, and I do consider it my way of giving back to the community.”

Working with fellow justice William J. Croutier, Jr., McDonough has streamlined the process in a courtroom that handles more than 30,000 cases annually. He considers the court’s efficiency to be his greatest achievement in office.

“It benefits everybody involved,” he said. “We’ve implemented a couple of changes that makes it more efficient for the staff and the people who come to court.”

In his next term, McDonough said he wants to continue to ensure that those summoned to court are treated fairly and in a timely fashion, with full knowledge of the legal process.

“Our court has a very good staff,” he said. “I think that people, when they come to our court, are pleased that everything operates efficiently and professionally.”

A graduate of SUNY Albany and Fordham Law School and a former captain in the U.S. Army, McDonough has volunteered with a number of village organizations, including the Friends of Senior Services, the Rockville Centre Little League, and St. Agnes CYO Basketball. He and his wife, Susan, live together in the village, where they raised their two children, Erin and Ryan.