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May 17, 2013

Five seek City School Board seats


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KATHIE CAMERON-MURRAY Age: 43. Education: Bachelor's degree in business management and master's degree in communication/human resources from SUNY Plattsburgh. Occupation: Human-resources manager. Civic organizations: Mission of Hope participant; previous board member of Plattsburgh Youth Hockey and Workforce Investment Board. Family: Husband, Bill Murray; children, Jonathan Side Jr.,15, and Kyle Side, 13. WALTER CHMURA Age: 65. Education: Bachelor's degree, University of West Haven; master's in Education, St. Lawrence University; PhD Education Program (all but dissertation), University of Rochester. Occupation: Retired education supervisor; former adjunct professor at Russell Sage/Junior College of Albany; New York State permanently certified social-studies teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator/supervisor and school district administrator. Military service: U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. ROBERT DOLAN Age: 68. Education: Bachelor's degree in secondary education; 40 graduate hours at SUNY Plattsburgh. Occupation: Retired global history and government and economics teacher from AuSable Valley Central School. Civic organizations: Life member of the American Legion Post 20, former exalted ruler of the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge 621. Military service: Army National Guard -- 50th Armored Division, 1968-1973. Family: Wife, Jean Dolan; two sons, Lawrence, 38, and James, 34. AMELIA "MICKEY" GOERLITZ Age: 67. Education: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Plattsburgh. Occupation: Retired director of special education at Peru Central School. Previous School Board experience: One year on Plattsburgh City School Board. Civic organizations: Member of City School District committees; former volunteer in the City School District. Family: Widow of Richard Goerlitz; two children, Richard Goerlitz, Jr., 44, and Elizabeth Goerlitz-Coryer, 38. RONALD MARINO Age: 70. Education: Some college. Occupation: Retired vice president with Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. Previous School Board experience: Current member and past chair of the Clinton Community College Foundation Board of Directors; former corporate board member and business campaign chair of the SUNY College Foundation. Civic organizations: President of the Rural Preservation Company of Clinton County; current member and past president of Sunrise Rotary Club; board member and past chairman, vice president and treasurer of the Development Corporation; member of the United Way Assessment Committee; vice president and tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County; volunteer tax preparer for AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program; past board member of Clinton County Red Cross; past member of Plattsburgh Noon Rotary; and past member/officer of several non-local organizations. Military service: Retired U.S. Navy/U.S. Naval Reserves. Family: Wife, Diane; two sons, Brian, 40, and Christopher, 35.

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