Dannemora 2009 Election Coverage

Occupation: Industrial Sales Representative, Hulbert Bros. Inc.; U.S. Army

Organizations: Lyon Mountain Youth Commission, NACS School Board, Lyon Mountain Fire Department, Industrial Management Club

Political experience: None

Quote: "My first priority will be to obtain grants and more grants. We have reached the limit on taxes. I will be a listening supervisor and work with the people on this problem. I will pursue very quickly the answer of what is going on with the issue of the new highway/town hall buildings. I will sponsor a clean up weekend. The contract for the sale of sand has to be renegotiated. We need more money for this sand, period. I won't have any secrets."

Dannemora Town Highway Superintendent (Vote for One)

Name: Howard "Pete" Barber

Age: 68

Party: Democratic

Education: Ellenburg Central School, Ford Marketing Institute

Occupation: Formerly owned Pete's True Value, U.S. Army Reserves

Organizations: St. Joseph Church Council, Clinton County Highway Association, Lyon Mountain American Legion, NYS Highway Association, Knights of Columbus

Political experience: Incumbent

Quote: "As highway superintendent I will continue our progress ... We'll save more in 2010 by building a salt shed, preventing disintegration of expensive salt, continuing the 5 year road plan and continuing a regular cycle vehicle and equipment maintenance. We'll continue to improve while maintaining a tight budget."

Name: Jeff King

Age: 52

Party: Republican

Education: Northern Adirondack Central School

Occupation: Seasonal at local campground

Organizations: None provided

Political experience: Highway Superintendent during 1998 ice storm (1998-2004)

Quote: "I have owned and operated heavy equipment most of my life. I work seasonally at Ranch Side Park. My job is to maintain all of the equipment and the grounds. I am running for the office of Highway Superintendent because we pay more highway tax per mile than any other town in the county and I feel it s time to quit spending taxpayers money. If elected I will freeze the Highway Superintendent pay for the next 4 years."

Saranac Town Councilperson (Vote for Two)

Name: Steve R. McKenzie

Age: 46

Party: Republican

Education: Saranac Central School, BOCES

Occupation: Clinton County Highway Department Mechanic

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: None provided

Quote: "I feel that with your advice and support, I can be a good representative for you on the Saranac board."

Also on the ballot, though

no information provided:

Name: Michael H. Tedford

Party: Democratic

Political experience:


Name: Robert L. Blair

Party: Republican

Political experience:


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