Name: Richard Stiek
Hometown: Port Washington
Bio: Stiek, 38, is a New York attorney who grew up South Texas before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992.
Representing clients in the New York City metropolitan area, including Long Island and the Hudson Valley, The majority of my Stiek's experience has been as a trial lawyer, negotiating settlements and analyzing conflicts to a mutually agreeable result.
Earlier this year, Stiek, a U.S. Army veteran, was named as the GOP choice to oppose Schimel after Schimel’s estranged husband of 32 years, Mark, withdrew his candidacy.
Stiek serves on charitable boards including the Armed Forces Reserve Family Assistance Fund, West Point Society of New York and Long Island General MacArthur Memorial Fund.
Stiek and his wife Nancy reside in Port Washington.
Education: B.S. in engineering from West Point in 1996; M.A. in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; law degree from Seton Hall Law School
Opponent: Michelle Schimel of Great Neck
District: Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Herricks, Mineola and East Williston.