Hubbard is running as a slate with fellow council hopeful Robert Peeker and Republican supervisor candidate Jodi Giglio. Hubbard said with his background in policing, he would work on quality-of-life issues such as vagrants sleeping outside and overcrowded homes. He said code enforcement should be put under the police department. Code enforcement officers and the police department " need to work hand-in-hand together," he said. Code enforcement is currently under the town attorney's office. Making downtown safer will help Main Street's revitalization, he said. He said the town needs to aggressively promote the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL).
Hubbard, 55, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. He is a Riverhead High School graduate who retired as a Riverhead police detective in December after 32 years. Born and raised in Riverhead, his family traces its roots in town back to the late 1700s or early 1800s. He was elected to the Riverhead school board in 2002. He attended Suffolk County Community College before leaving to attend the police academy. He changed his voter registration from "blank" to Republican after retiring from the police department, but the change doesn't take effect until after the general election. He is married with five children.