Beekmantown 2009 Election Coverage

Occupation: Deputy Town Clerk, the Account/Payroll Clerk, and the Assistant to the Budget Officer

Organizations: Beekmantown Youth Commission, Technology/Web committee and the Beekmantown Food Shelf, Clinton County Christmas Bureau.

Political experience: Deputy Town Clerk, the Account/Payroll Clerk, and the Assistant to the Budget Officer

Quote: "For the last ten months, I have been working alongside the current Town Clerk/Tax Collector as her Deputy to learn the duties and responsibilities that go along with the title Town Clerk/Tax Collector. I also have learned that this job is not one to be taken lightly. It will take experience, education, hard work, and dedication, all of which I possess."

Kelly M. LaFountain

Age: 38

Party: Republican

Education: Peru Central High School

Occupation: Town of Beekmantown employee

Organizations: Beekmantown Youth Commission, Beekmantown Central Booster Club, Beekmantown PTO's. Parish Council, 4-H, Birthright, LeLeche League

Political experience: None

Quote: "It is my intent as Town Clerk/Tax Collector to run the office with great energy and efficiency. I will be courteous and professional to our Town residents. I have the ability to work well with people and deal gracefully with daily challenges of detailed work. Working with the current Town Clerk over the past year I am confident and eager to serve you as your next Town Clerk/Tax collector."

County Treasurer(Vote for One)

Joseph W. Giroux

Age: 62

Party: Republican

Education: Our Lady of Victory

Occupation: Clinton County Treasurer

Organizations: Clinton County Farm Bureau, Clinton County Co-op Extension, St. Peter's Church

Political experience: Incumbent, Clinton County Legislator (11 years)

Quote: "As County Treasurer, I'm responsible for proper accounting practices in all county departments in compliance with State Law. During these difficult times, I continue to work with taxpayers who are facing financial stress. I encourage them to participate in the installment payment programs for current and delinquent taxes. Working with various towns, county legislators, state representatives and state agencies as circumstances require, we protect all taxpayers by not taking title to property that could burden the County with large clean-up and/or legal costs."

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