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Champlain 2009 Election Coverage

Quote: "I am a long life resident of Champlain. I own and operate a Dairy Farm in Champlain. I am married to the former Gloria Demers. We have three children, Daniel, Don and Dale along with their spouses and four grandchildren. Your support will be appreciated on November 3rd, 2009. Thank you!"

Name: John Cooper

Age: 66

Party: Democratic

Education: Champlain Central School

Occupation: Retired owner of Coopers Trucking, retired Teamster Union; US Navy (1963-1967)

Organizations: Exempt Fireman/EMT, American Legion Post 912

Political experience: Rouses Point Village Trustee (Current), Rouses Point Planning Board Member (2009)

Quote: "I will try to keep our tax rate stable without cutting services. Having seen how the grant process has helped the Village of Rouses Point, I would like the town to hire a grant writer to take advantage of the grants that are available to them. Improving relationships between the town and villages is a goal I will work very hard at. Keeping Town services, especially youth programs will be my top priority. if elected as a retired person I have time to address the issues facing the Town of Champlain."

Name: Dennis F. Roberts

Age: 48

Party: Republican

Education: Northeastern Clinton Central School, Clinton Community College

Occupation: Production manager, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (formerly Wyeth)

Organizations: Rouses Point Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Rouses Point Fourth of July Committee

Political experience: Former chairperson and current member of Town of Champlain Republican Committee

Quote: "As a life long resident within the Town of Champlain, I believe it is imperative that the Town of Champlain and the Villages of Rouses Point and Champlain continue their collaborative efforts in regards to shared services ... It is important that departments run efficiently and are cost effective. I will, to the best of my ability, provide maximum service, listen and respond to the concerns of the citizens in a courteous, efficient and productive manner and to be fiscally responsive to the taxpayer's concerns.

Name: Craig R. Hicks

Age: Not provided

Party: Republican

Education: Not provided

Occupation: Not provided

Organizations: Not provided

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Incumbent

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