Mooers 2009 Election Coverage

Mooers Town Justice (Vote for One)

Name: (Joseph) Reed Schafer

Age: Not Provided

Party: Democratic

Education: Purdue University, Indianapolis, Ind.: Marian University, Indianapolis, Ind., Butler Univ., Indianapolis, Ind.; and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.

Occupation: Retired. Most recent jobs included Harris Corp., Champlain; Ayerst Labs, Rouses Point; Georgia Pacific, Plattsburgh. Also U.S. Army.

Organizations: None Provided

Political experience: Worked with City of Richmond, Va.

Quote: "[I will] strive to provide fair, equitable decisions that apply justice evenly in the community, provide for domestic stability, and support a thriving community that is safe for residents and visitors."

Name: David P. Kokes

Age: 45

Party: Republican

Education: Peru Central School, SUNY Plattsburgh

Occupation: Special education teacher

Organizations: NCCS Varsity Cross Country Coach

Political experience: None

Quote: "As a Town Justice, I hope to be fair in applying the law to individual cases. I believe it is critical that a justice can listen to both sides of a case and make equitable decisions that follow the laws of New York. I would like to be able to use my judgment and experiences to make a positive impact in the town. I would appreciate peoples' support in order to serve the community and help people in a positive way. I ask for your vote on Election Day."

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