Peru council race heats up

— “I think with my sports back ground I am competitive and constantly trying to fix any problems that arise,” Bruno said.

Bruno said he was excited for the campaign.

“I’m looking forward to going door to door with Brandy McDonald and meeting as many residents as possible,”

Bruno said. “It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work.”

Spear moved to Peru when he was about five and has lived there most of his life, he said. Spear graduated from Peru Central School in 1980. He graduated in 1985 from Plattsburgh State with a biology major and a chemistry minor. In 1988, He received a master’s degree in education, with a concentration on athletic administration, from Springfield College, Mass. He is currently assistant men’s soccer coach at SUNY Plattsburgh. Spear is married to Anne-Marie Boule Spear, a dentist based in the Peru and Plattsburgh area. He has four children, ages 9-18.

McDonald graduated from Peru Central School in 1993, he said. He attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, before returning to Peru to take the job at the company for which he still works, Hynes Electric Supply Co.

McDonald served on Peru youth committees as a volunteer for six years, he said. He also coached baseball, softball, and soccer as a volunteer for nine years. McDonald and his spouse, Amy McDonald, have three children, ages 18 to 11.

Bruno graduated from Clinton Community College in 1987 with a degree in applied science. He taught wrestling at Peru High School for six years and was recently inducted to the Peru Sports Hall of Fame, he said. Since 2002, he has been the owner of Bruno’s Painting Plus, a small business. Bruno and his spouse, Bonnie Benson, have two children, ages 21 and 18.

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