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September 14, 2013

Third-party candidate joins city Ward 1 race

PLATTSBURGH — Another candidate has joined the City of Plattsburgh Common Council race.

Maureen Carlo will run in Ward 1 as an independent hopeful on the Plattsburgh Matters Party.

“I am proud to call Ward 1 my home. I am proud of my roots and my neighbors; and as a second-generation candidate for the Ward 1 seat, I intend to campaign and serve in a way that makes our community proud of me,” Carlo said in a statement announcing her candidacy.

She joins the race against Democrat Rachelle Armstrong and Republican William Ferris.

INVOLVEMENT

A resident of Lake Country Village on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Carlo has been a member of the Lake Country Village Board of Directors for the past three years.

Professionally, she has worked as a communications consultant and security integrator and was the business development manager at NeuEon, a strategic technology advisory firm.

She has also served on several boards and committees, including the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees and Ambassador Committees for both the Plattsburgh/North Country and the Lake Champlain Regional Chambers of Commerce.

She is the incoming vice president of Champlain Valley Business Networking International, and she mentors students from SUNY Plattsburgh’s entrepreneurship program.

Carlo has served as annual Campaign Team captain and Special Events Committee member for the Foundation at CVPH and is a graduate of the North Country Leadership Program.

She was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the North Country Chamber of Commerce.

‘PREPARED TO LISTEN’

“It’s a great time to be a woman in politics. I am prepared for the opportunity to listen to your ideas and concerns and provide a voice for Ward 1,” she said in a statement.

“I am committed to maximizing efficiency and fiscal responsibility with upgraded communication, collaboration, cooperation and technology.”

Carlo said she believes the future holds great potential for the city.

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