Chazy 2009 Election Preview

Chazy Town Councilperson (Vote for Two)

Name: Donald "Bucket" Trombly

Age: 73

Party: Democratic

Education: Chazy Central Rural School

Occupation: Mail carrier

Organizations: Chazy Lions Club, Chazy Fire Department, Chazy Chamber of Commerce, Plattsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Political experience: Incumbent, serving since 1978, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Chazy Tax Collector, Town of Chazy Assessor

Quote: "In Chazy, we worry how long we can afford the quality education we enjoy in our local school system today. When schools centralize, our young people lose close contact with teachers and we can experience increases in drug use and crime. Town officials must strive everyday to broaden the tax base to meet the demands placed on taxpayers in small communities."

Name: Cathy A. Devins

Age: 55

Party: Republican

Education: Chazy Central Rural School, Clinton Community College

Occupation: Account clerk/typist, Northeastern Clinton Central School

Organizations: Chazy Central Rural School Board of Education, Chazy Central Rural School Alumni Association, Chazy Republican Party, Emergency Management Committee, Ducks Unlimited

Political experience: Incumbent, serving since 2001

Quote: "Representing the people of Chazy for the past eight years has been an educational and rewarding experience. Our town board is comprised of members who have the ability to discuss, disagree and formulate well-rounded, sound business decisions. We diligently work together to produce budgets with modest increases, yet continue to meet the needs of our residents."

Name: Martin P. Bouchard

Age: 44

Party: Democratic

Education: Chazy Central Rural School, SUNY Plattsburgh, Colorado Community College, Arizona State, CV-Tec

Occupation: General contractor

Organizations: Chazy Rod & Gun; Chamber of Commerce; Better Business Bureau; coaching baseball, hockey and soccer

Political experience: None

Quote: " I am confident that my business and political experience in this community will make me the best candidate for the position. My experience in business dealings with the public officials from every township in this county gives me unrivaled experience in local government functions. Being on both sides of government as working for the private sector and for the government agencies affords me a unique perspective ... I have never deviated from my responsibilities and genuine concern for my fellow man."

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