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June 14, 2013

Clinton County races tentatively set


“Keeping taxes down will be critical because the cost of government, with health care and retirement benefits, continues to rise steadily.”

Dolan is a retired teacher who taught at Northeastern Clinton Central School from 1971 to 1982 and then for 15 years at AuSable Valley Central School with an intermission in the private sector in between.

He said he wants to focus on improving the county’s infrastructure.

“I want to support labor and keeping jobs here, and as someone who is retired, I will be available for constituents who might need help with a government agency,” he said.


In Area 10 in the city, the Republicans will run Rick Perry against Democrat Robert Hall.

Incumbent Robert Heins has reached his term limit.

Perry retired last year as the city’s building inspector. He also worked for several years for the city hosting many high-profile fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain.

Both his parents, Gladys and Richard, served as county legislators.

Rick said he believes he can help foster good relations among the city, the Town of Plattsburgh and the county.

“I want to work to help make government as efficient as possible,” he said “We can’t expect the taxpayers to continue to pay escalating taxes.”

Perry said he would like to continue working to promote tourism in the area.

Hall is a former city councilor who ran for mayor twice but lost in 1991 and again in 2004. He owns Bobby’s Lounge in the city.

He said he, too, can help build better relationships among the city, town and county.

“I think I can be a strong voice for the city and bring all sides together,” he said.

“I’ve always cared about the people, and that’s who I want to help.”


Republican Jonathan Beach of Altona, the Area 2 incumbent, will run again. Democrats have yet to field a candidate for that race.

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