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Two seeking Clinton village president seat

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staff, Gazette
March 29, 2013

— Two Clinton Village Board members—Ron Schut and Connie Tracy—are seeking the village president seat.

Incumbent President Mary Jensen is not seeking re-election to the president position.

Ron Schut

Age: 66

Address: 408 Highland Park Ave., Clinton.

Job: Semi-retired carpenter

Education: Graduated from Clinton High School in 1964, took a carpenter apprenticeship from 1964-68 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-70.

Community service: Has volunteered for the Clinton Historical Society

Elected posts: Clinton School Board, nine years (president, one year; treasurer, two years); CESA II Board of Control, three years; Clinton Village Board, three years; chairman of the public safety committee, three years; finance committee, three years; planning commission, two years; chairman of negotiating committee for police department and public works, two years.

Major campaign issues: “The board just completed a strategic plan that identified a number of needs and concerns. In my opinion, one of the key items is to have an active main street. I think it’s very important that the village, working with the Chamber of Commerce, be committed to keeping and adding new businesses in the downtown area.”

Connie L. Tracy

Age: 53

Address: 421 Arthur Drive, Clinton.

Job: None

Education: Graduated from Clinton High School in 1978.

Community service: Served on the Board of Review for four years and the Parks and Tree Board for eight years before being elected a village trustee in 2010.

Elected posts: In her third year as a Clinton village trustee. She has served as chairwoman of the park board and the legislative review committee, and serves on the planning commission.

Major campaign issues: “Keep spending down. Consider what the citizens of Clinton say and carry out what the people want. I am not running for office, I am running to represent you! I have taken pride in always voting for what the people tell me they want. I want to welcome new businesses and maintain a ‘hometown.’”



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