Goggins, 55, of New Suffolk, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. He began his own private practice firm in October 1993 specializing in personal injury, contract disputes and criminal and civil litigation. From 1989 to 1993, he was an attorney for litigation firm McNulty-Spiess PC in Riverhead. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1985 and his law degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1989. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1990 and has been admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, and the U.S. Tax Court. Goggins is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He was also a member of the United States Air Force from 1978 to 1982, obtaining the rank of sergeant. He received a Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged.