Beekmantown 2009 Election Coverage

Beekmantown Town Supervisor (Vote for One)

Name: Dennis J. Relation

Age: 53

Party: Republican

Education: Northeastern Clinton Central School

Occupation: Owner/operator, DRS Construction

Organizations: United Paper Workers International, P.A.C.E. International Union Locals 389, 533 and 909, Supervisory Committee D&N Federal Credit Union

Political experience: Incumbent, serving since 1996, Town Councilman (1988-1996)

Quote: "I wish to complete the 'HOST' community agreement currently under negotiation with the wind energy corporation, Penn Energy. This would provide our community with welcome capital to continue to provide quality services to our residents while keeping town tax rates low. I will continue to talk with natural gas suppliers and the Public Service Commission to bring natural gas to our town. My decisions as your Town Supervisor will be based on good information, the law, common sense and the best interest of our community.

Gary R. Peacock

Age: 57

Party: Democratic

Education: Radio Broadcasting School of Boston, Clinton Community College

Occupation: Owner and operator, Peacock Music and Disc Jockey Service

Organizations: North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, BOCES Career Work Experience Program, SUNY Plattsburgh Marketing Department, Concert producer/promoter to fundraise for non-profit organizations such as Hospice of the North Country

Political experience: Beekmantown Zoning Board of Appeals (Alternate Member)

Quote: "As I go door to door throughout the town, the number one concern is taxes. As a successful businessman and local employer for 34 years, I know about the bottom line and how to produce results. I will take a long, serious look at the town budget and work tirelessly with the board and residents to improve the bottom line and stop the ever increasing tax burden."

Beekmantown Town Clerk/Tax Collector (Vote for One)

Stacie Winchell

Age: Not provided

Party: Democratic

Education: Associates Degree in Applied Science with a major in Human Services (College not provided)

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