Dems fill full slate for town of Skaneateles elections

Operator of a freelance court reporting firm; managed scheduling, billing and oversight for up to four contract reporters.

Current editorial consultant to children's book series, "The Adirondack Kids."


CCBI, associate's degree in court reporting

Syracuse University, bachelor of Arts


30 year resident of Skaneateles

Member, St. Mary's of the Lake Church


Married to attorney Michael J. Byrne; mother of two; grandmother of five; granddaughter of former New York State Supreme Court Justice; Daughter of sitting U.S. District Court Judge.

Personal statement:

Over the course of my career as a court reporter, I have developed a very good understanding of the general principles of law. My specific day-to-day duties have enabled me to amass a very broad general knowledge in many areas of law, both civil and criminal, that might at some point come before a Town Justice.

In my profession, I have spent my time as an unbiased observer, listening to people present their various positions. I believe that I have in the process developed the ability to be a patient and good listener, and have developed a strong aptitude for assessing credibility.


As Town Justice, I will do my best to assure that every person that comes before the court is treated fairly and equitably. I will strive to apply the principles of law to each individual case in a common-sense manner.

Kathryn A. M. Carlson for town council


Skaneateles School District (retired)

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services and Special Programs, 1994 to 2007

Director of Pupil Personnel Services, 1984 to 1994

School Psychologist, 1976 to 1984

Interim Superintendent of Schools, September to December 2005

Interim Principal, State Street School, Fall 2004

Led the Skaneateles school district's planning efforts as facilitator of the District Planning Team since its inception in 1992

Chair of the district's Professional Standards Committee.

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