Matthew McLaughlin grew up in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and has lived in Pelham Manor since 2003. He is a 1991 cum laude graduate of Boston College with a degree in Philosophy and English. He graduated from Fordham Law School in 1994 and since then he has been practicing law as a commercial litigator in Manhattan. He is the Partner-in-Charge of the New York office of Venable LLP, a national law firm with 9 offices. Matt began his formal service to the Village of Pelham Manor in 2012 when invited to serve as the Village Attorney by then-Mayor Jim O’Connor. In 2015, Matt was elected as Village Trustee. He has had responsibility for Finance, Administration and Inter-governmental relations. He has served as Commissioner of the Department of Public works. He is currently the Fire Commissioner.
Matt and his wife of 20 years, Jaye, are raising their 4 children, ages 18 to 9, proudly in Pelham Manor. Each of his kids has attended Siwanoy Elementary School. He currently has one child in Pelham Memorial High School and one in Pelham Middle School. Matt also serves as a Lector at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Pelham Manor.