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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Dorothy L. Goosby | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Dorothy L. Goosby is running for Hempstead town council member, 1st District

Dorothy L. Goosby

Goosby said her focus as a member of the town board is to make sure the residents in her district “have the same benefits of all the other residents throughout the town and the county.” She said her constituents don’t use some of the town’s services, such as pump-out boats, so “why should we pay for something” that only a portion of the residents use. She said she is concerned about youth employment in the First District. Goosby said it is important to her that residents are involved in their town government. “I am with the people, I know the people and I know what their needs are,” she said. “I brought a difference to a town that other people could not bring. ... I just want to see government work for the people.”

Goosby, 79, of Hempstead, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines. She has a bachelor’s degree in food, nutrition and institutional management from Florida A&M University and an MBA from Adelphi University. She is also a registered dietitian and a former nursing home administrator. She has lived in Hempstead Village since she was 28, and she is president of the Association of Towns of the State of New York. She is a former vice president of the Hempstead school board and has served on the town board since being elected to it in 1999. Goosby was also the lead plaintiff in an anti-discrimination lawsuit that forced Hempstead Town to elect its town board members by district. She is widowed and has two children.