Gordon said she is most proud of the work she has done for veterans, including sending out newsletters and emails with available resources and beautifying the town's veteran plazas. "When I took over there was not a lot going on with it but I think it's really robust now," she said of the council. Gordon said that if re-elected, she would like to do more to combat veteran homelessness and continue her work with the town's revitalization efforts in Wyandanch, Copiague and East Farmingdale.
Gordon, 50, of Copiague, is running on the Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families lines. Gordon was first elected to the town council in 2006 to fill an unexpired term and was elected to a full term in 2007. She chairs the Veterans Advisory Council, the Beautification Committee and the UJIMA Internship Program. Gordon, who has an adult son and daughter, received a bachelor's degree from Hunter College and a master's degree from Queens College. Gordon is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves who served four deployments, most recently to Afghanistan in 2012. She works as a guidance counselor for Western Suffolk BOCES.