Lysander: Two vie for justice seat

Incumbent Justice Claire Rutherford is running against Charles Mantione, Jr. in the Lysander election. Below are their profiles:

Name: Claire E. Rutherford

Address: 28 Brown St. Baldwinsville

Age: 69

Political affiliation: Republican

Professional experience: Member of NYS Magistrates Association since 1980, Onondaga County Magistrates since 1980, former president 1985 and 2003; Former faculty member for the Basic Certification and liaison for recruiting the personnel necessary for education programs for the town and village in the Fifth Judicial district of the Unified Judicial Court System, retired manager of Candlewood Garden Apartments, Baldwinsville and Pearl Street Apartments in Liverpool almost 30 years until apartments sold. Retired after five years from Onondaga County Van Duyn Nursing Home in the Personnel Dept. last year.

Political experience: Former Republican vice chairman, inspector and committee person of the Lysander Republican Committee 1973-1979, former civic and volunteer positions director and member of Canton Woods Senior Center, director and member of the Baldwinsville Rotary Club director and member of Aurora of Central New York, Female Charitable Society and Grace Episcopal Church.

Family: Four children, seven grandchildren two deceased children. I am fortunate to have my two sons living in Baldwinsville. Courtney and family and Keith and his guiding eye dog Chester live in the town of Van Buren.

Name: Charles J. Mantione, Jr.

Address: 9510 Shanagarry Drive, Baldwinsville

Age: 35

Political affiliation: Democratic, also endorsed by the Independence, Conservative, and Friends of Lysander parties

Education: Albany Law School, Brigham Young University

Professional experience: Attorney

Political experience: none

Community involvement: Member of the Knights of Columbus

Family: wife, Pamela, and two daughters

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