Goggin, 55, of Long Beach, is running for Nassau County District Court judge on the Democratic, Green, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Since January 2015, Goggin has been representing and advocating on behalf of disabled 9/11 first responders. She has served as Long Beach city councilwoman since February 2013. From 2010 to 2014, she served as principal law clerk for a Nassau County judge, and from 2003 to 2010 as Nassau County deputy attorney. Goggin also served as Nassau County special prosecutor on animal abuse cases. She started her legal career as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society. Goggin earned a bachelor’s from Adelphi University in 1983 and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1988. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1989. Goggin is a member of a number of bar associations, including the Nassau County Bar, where she served as chair of the Animal Law Committee for three years. She currently also serves on the board of directors of Long Beach Reach and Project Challenge.