- Hobson-Womack, 56, retired as detective from the Riverhead Police Department in June after serving for nearly three decades. She also is running on the Working Families Party line.
- She was the first woman and the first African American to be appointed to the rank of detective first-grade in the department.
- Hobson-Womack graduated from Riverhead High School in 1983. Upon graduation, she joined the Army Reserves, in which served for about six years.
- Hobson-Womack wants the town to hire additional police officers to meet Riverhead’s growing population.
- If elected, she would work to bring small business — such as restaurants and butcher shops — to downtown Riverhead. She wants to create a business district where families and young adults can gather for lunch and dinner.
- Hobson-Womack opposes the construction of several three- and four-story affordable housing complexes that have gone up in downtown Riverhead, citing concerns over the potential lack of parking. The mixed-use buildings, one with more than 100 apartments, has created a "problem" for the police.