Plattsburgh 2009 Election Coverage

Occupation: Registered nurse, CVPH Medical Center

Organizations: Cumberland Head Tomorrow and the League of Women Voters

Political experience: Incumbent, serving since 2005, Town of Plattsburgh Deputy Supervisor

Quote: "I will continue to serve the community and work hard to bring significant job growth and responsible economic development to the Town of Plattsburgh. I will support responsible spending, monitor expenses and revenues. I will make informed decisions."

Name: John F. St.Germain

Age: 71

Party: Republican

Education: Saranac Central School

Occupation: Retired, former owner St. Germain's Home Improvement

Organizations: Saranac Central School board, Cadyville Volunteer Fire Department, Senior Housing Coalition Board, coach summer baseball

Political experience: Town Councilperson (2000-2007)

Quote: "[I will] control spending by capping the tax levy needs to be done as all taxes and fees are based on your assessment which sums to increase each year. Water and sewage should never be forced on residents who either don't need it or can't afford it. It should be optional since it is a 22% increase in your tax bill ... A regional sewer treatment plant is still needed and would bring a savings in sewer rates to residents of the own of Plattsburgh."

Plattsburgh Town Clerk (Vote for One)

Name: Rickey J. Collins

Age: 60

Party: Democratic

Education: Plattsburgh High School, John W. Harold Education Center, Entrepreneurial Institute

Occupation: Owner and operator of R.C. and Son Garage for 41 years

Organizations: Town Clerks Association, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Loyal Order of Moose, Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, New York State Towing Association, and U.S. Towing Association

Political experience: Incumbent, serving since 2009

Quote: " I earn my living based on how I deliver customer service in a professional and friendly manner. my organization and communication skills are excellent and my energy is boundless. I will continue to use my skills and knowledge to provide the residents with the kind of Town Clerk they need and deserve."

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