Laura Matlow Wong-Pan is the endorsed Democratic candidate for Gardiner Town Justice. She has practiced law for over 28 years, focusing on employment law and litigation, and practices in Federal, State and local courts. She brings to the bench a commitment to neutrality and professionalism. She serves as a neutral arbitrator for a Federal agency (FINRA), where she is required to render decisions on legal disputes brought by customers and others against financial firms, and is a Court-Appointed foreclosure Referee. Laura is President of the Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association, having served three terms.
Laura has lived in Gardiner since 2001 with her husband and two college-age daughters. She has been actively involved in Town government, including the Open Space Commission, the ZBA, and other volunteer committees. She states that “it would be an honor to serve as one of the two Town Justices for this community.” If Laura is elected as Town Justice, she would be the first female to hold that role in our Town.