Laura Gillen is a practicing attorney, the mother of four and a candidate for Nassau County Clerk. At present, Ms. Gillen serves as Counsel to the Uniondale law firm of Westerman Ball Ederer Miller & Sharfstein, LLP, where she practices commercial litigation. Ms. Gillen, a Nassau County native, has long sought to serve her community. She volunteered in her youth at South Nassau Communities Hospital and Camp Anchor. Her interest in public service ripened while a student at Georgetown University, where she concentrated her studies in government.
At Georgetown, Ms. Gillen was honored with the distinction of being selected to be a George Baker Scholar. Her participation in the Baker Scholar program impacted the direction of her life profoundly with its lessons of leadership and community service. Ms. Gillen resides in Rockville Centre with her husband and their young children. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and a parishioner of St. Agnes Cathedral, where she serves as a catechist.