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Clear enters Gloversville mayor race

June 11, 2009
The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The field of candidates for mayor grew larger Wednesday, as former city Finance Commissioner Jo-Ann Clear announced her intention to run for mayor.

Clear is an adjunct instructor with the State University of New York's Empire State College distance-learning program and a consultant for Montgomery County Community Services.

She is a former executive director of the YWCA of the Adirondack Foothills and former administrative manager for Fulton County Community Services. She holds degrees in education and accounting and is a certified public accountant.

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Clear, a Republican, is the wife of former 6th Ward Councilman Patrick Clear.

In a statement announcing her candidacy, Clear said her "unique experience in a variety of education, administrative, financial and volunteer positions has prepared her for the challenges that face ... Gloversville."

The mayoral race is one of the city's most populous in recent history: Incumbent Tim Hughes is running for re-election and will likely face fellow Democrat Judy Marcoux in a primary.

Republicans Dirk Myers and Dayton King also have said they will run.

Todd Grandshaw, also a Republican, has picked up a petition to run and said last week he intends to make a formal announcement soon.



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