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Mayor Sue McVaugh, and Village Trustees Suzanne Collins and Jim Bona were nominated for re-election by the caucus of Village Democrats held on April 27, 2009.  

Following the caucus during an open meeting entitled “The State of the Village”, there was an update about the numerous projects being undertaken by the Village.  The current Village Board of Trustees, which includes Republicans Margaret Miller and Carl Albrecht, is an effective team that works together to increase the attractiveness of Hamilton as a place to live and work.  This year the Mayor and Trustees have been proud to pass a budget without a tax increase!

Sue McVaugh Sue McVaugh 2009-0601 300wwas a Village Trustee for nine years before
serving as the village’s mayor for the past four years.  Sue and her family have lived in Hamilton since 1980, and her two sons are graduates of Hamilton Central School.  A Collegiate Field Hockey and Lacrosse Umpire since 1971, Sue began working
 at Community Action Program in Morrisville in 2001. 
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Suzanne Morton CollinsSuzanne Collins 2009-0601 300w was born in Hamilton and graduated
from Hamilton Central School.  Suzanne Collins has served as Village Trustee for six years.  After moving away briefly, Suzanne and her family returned to Hamilton, finding it an ideal place for family life.  Working at the Two by Two Nursery School in the mornings and Full Bloom Florist in the afternoons keeps Suzanne very busy.  Suzanne has worked with dedication on the development of the new “Green” Municipal Utilities building in the Airpark. 
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Jim BonaJim Bona 2009-0601 300w is seeking re-election to his second term as Trustee.
 A native New Yorker, Jim found the choice of Colgate for college to be a turning point in his life, since it introduced him to Hamilton, to which he returned after his graduate study in theology.   Jim and his family chose to make Hamilton their home, and Jim now works at Colgate as an Audio Visual Technician.  Jim and his wife Elvia can be seen walking from their home in the village to and from work every day, no matter what the temperature!
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These three candidates invite you to say hello at the Farmer’s Market and around the village, or go to the Democrats website listed below.  Ask them about village beautification, about the airport and airpark, about the proposed “Green” LEED certified MUC building, and about street and sidewalk improvements.  And please remember to vote in the Hamilton Village Election on June 16th at the Hamilton Public Library, noon to 9 p.m.  

Information about voter registration and absentee ballots

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