Meet the Candidate – Chris Clauson

CHRIS CLAUSON TOWN JUSTICE Judge Christopher Clauson has a proven track record of fair and impartial justice during his 32 years as a justice, first as the Village of Dryden Judge in 1991-92, and then as Town of Dryden Judge since 1993.

He has implemented a youthful-offender program, an alternate sentencing tool, and a community service program. He goes above and beyond to find services to help first-time offenders. Whether connecting people to local food pantries, mental health services, or rural outreach coordinators, Judge Clauson strives to connect Dryden citizens with indispensable tools that can reduce the possibility of repeat offenses.

Judge Clauson has completed countless hours of continuing judicial education credits including LGBTQ+ sensitivity training. He is a participating member of the Centralized Arraignment Program (CAP) and certified by the Unified Court System of the State of New York. As Town of Dryden Justice, he participates in monthly account receivable audits, is accountable for all cash deposits received by the court, and is responsible for hiring and supervising Court Clerks. He works closely with the Dryden Town Board creating a yearly budget for the offices of the Court.

Judge Clauson believes that his first priority is to faithfully and impartially perform the duties of this office and to show respect and dignity to all who come to the court.