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April 30, 2013

Three candidates vie for college trustee seat

Three candidates are seeking to fill the Weatherford College Place 2 trustee seat. Incumbent Elaine Carter is running against challengers Don Allen and Dale Fleeger. We asked the candidates three questions, limiting each response to 300 words.

Early voting began Monday and Election Day is May 11.

 

Place 2

Name: Dale Fleeger

Occupation: Director of Weatherford Public Library

 Why are you running for board of trustees?

I have lived in Weatherford for nine years now. I own a home here and have enjoyed living in Weatherford more than any community since leaving my home town of West Sunbury, Pennsylvania. I have been involved in a variety of organizations since moving here. I feel I should give back to the community. Having spent my public library career in management, I have a great deal of knowledge concerning budgeting, staffing, grants etc.  Weatherford College is a trust that was created by past generations and needs to be fostered and managed for future generations. We should celebrate and honor the college’s past and plan and prepare for the future. I would want to focus on issues important to the sustainability of the college.

Any past office experience?

No prior experience running for office.

Are there any changes you hope to add if you are elected?

If selected to serve on the college board, my goal would be to make sure that there is a vision and a plan for the future and that we remember that the college is the people who teach and work there and the students past, present and future.

 

Elaine Carter

Age: 59

Occupation: Retired 

Family: One son, 2nd Lt. Austin Carter and wife, Jennifer

What is your reasoning for running for board of trustees?

I currently hold Place 2 on the Board of Trustee and seeking re-election for the same position.

I am a graduate of Weatherford College and was an employee for 10 years as well. I would like to continue my work on the board and follow projects of growth already in process.

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