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The Town of Plattsburgh Democratic Committee has announced its slate of candidates for the 2009 election.

Candidates for election consist of Martin D. Mannix Jr. for County Treasurer and Paul D. Lamoy for Town Councilperson. Candidates for re-election to their posts are Andrew J. Wylie for District Attorney, Sheila A. Brockway for Town Councilperson, Kevin M. Patnode for Town Justice, Rickey J. Collins for Town Clerk, and Jacqueline A. "Jackie" Bellew for Tax Collector.

Martin D. Mannix Jr. currently serves as a Plattsburgh Town Councilperson with 20 years experience and 10 years experiences as Deputy Town Supervisor. He has also served as chairperson of the Clinton County Democratic Committee for the past two years and was a delegate in the 1972 National Democratic Convention.

Mannix, a retired vice president of Northern Insuring Agency Inc., is a 1959 graduate of St. John's Academy and a 1969 graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Organizations he has belonged to or is currently a member of include Council of Community Services, Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club, Clinton County Civil Service Commission, Stop DWI Committee, Pine Harbour Inc. Board of Directors, Plattsburgh Lions Club, Plattsburgh College Foundation, SUNY Plattsburgh Century Club, and Town of Plattsburgh Senior Housing Committee.

"It is my belief that the job can and should be done with a greater degree of energy and vision," said Mannix. "This was the case with our previous treasurer, Janet Duprey. We have lost that community involvement."

Andrew J. Wylie is seeking re-election to a four-year term as District Attorney, a position he has held since January 2006.

Wylie is a 1979 graduate of St. John's Academy and 1984 graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. He is also a 1987 graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Neb. He has belonged to or is currently a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Columbus, Plattsburgh F.C. Soccer Club, Clinton County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the District Attorneys Association of New York.

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