Powers, 50, of Southold, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. She has operated a private law practice in Riverhead since 2002 and has been the Belle Terre village attorney since July 2006. Powers served as an assistant town attorney and the deputy town attorney for Southampton Town before being named the Southampton Town attorney where she served from 2002 to 2005. She also was a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, serving as the deputy bureau chief for the Major Crimes Bureau from 1999 to 2001 and as an assistant district attorney from 1992 to 1996. She was a litigation associate at Carman, Callahan & Ingham in Farmingdale from 1996 to 1999. Powers received her law degree from St John’s University School of Law. She was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1992, in the District of Columbia Bar in 1994 and the U.S. District Courts (Eastern District and Southern District) in 1996. She is a member of Suffolk County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and the Woman’s Bar Association of the State of New York.