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July 13, 2014

Dems choose Meg LeFevre as P'burgh Town Council candidate

PLATTSBURGH — At a recent caucus, Meg LeFevre won unanimous nomination as Plattsburgh Town Council candidate by the Town of Plattsburgh Democrat Party.

She is seeking the open seat presently held by Councilor Gerard Renadette, an independent, who was appointed to a one-year term by the Town Council after a tie in the most recent election.

A lifelong resident of the town, LeFevre said she would like to contribute to what she sees as a blossoming relationship among the town, City of Plattsburgh and Clinton County governments. 

"I think you will see more of that with the up-and-coming generation," she said.

'THE GREATER GOOD'

Lefevre is the editorial coordinator of Strictly Business and Strictly Food for Thought magazines, which are published by the Northeast Group. Prior to that, she spent two years as junior audit clerk in the Clinton County Legislative Office, preceded by two years as deputy town clerk for the Town of Plattsburgh.

She said her experience with county and city government, as well as recent work with members of the City Council, would serve her well if elected.

"I don't think government and business thrive in a negative environment," she said. "It should be for the greater good. That's what public service is."

LeFevre has a degree in English/writing arts from SUNY Plattsburgh. She is a member of the Adirondack Young Professionals, the League of Women Voters and recently attended a lobbying day in Albany in support of the Women's Equality Act.

She welcomes the chance to bring a fresh perspective to town government.

"I think the Town of Plattsburgh needs fearless young women on the board (council). I think government in general needs more of that," she said.

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