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Meet the Caz BOE candidates

Tobey received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Syracuse University, and earned another bachelor's degree for construction management and wood products engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is currently employed as a project manager in Syracuse for the New York State Department of Transportation. She has been a member of the Pompey Historical Society since 1996, served as treasurer for four years and is currently on the Board of Trustees.

Having served on the Cazenovia Board of Education for the past three years, Tobey believes she offers valuable experience, along with good communication skills and strong sense community involvement.

"Our achievements in academics, sports and the arts in the Cazenovia school district are something out entire community should be proud of. Whether it is our school's high academic standing, success of our sports teams or the various arts, Cazenovia schools are thriving," said Tobey. "A community's school district should provide both a great value and a great return."

Jerry Romagnoli

Romagnoli is a long time resident of Central New York, having grown up in Canastota and moved to Cazenovia in 1990 with his wife, Ellen, and four children. Romagnoli graduated from Bucknell University in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He went on to serve five years in the United States Navy as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps.

Romagnoli was integral in the creation of Abscope Environmental, Inc. and CCI Companies, Inc. with the help of two business partners. In 1998 he and his associates acquired Costello Paving Company of Herkimer, and began CFR Paving, Inc. He is a current member of Construction Financial Management Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Rifle Association, Society of Military Engineers and American Legion of New York State.

Romagnoli wishes to assist the board of education with keeping the tax levy low, while creating policies that focus recourses and efforts to improve education for students. Romagnoli was involved with publicizing the recent contract negotiation process between the district and teacher's union, by starting cazcontract.com, an online petition for taxpayers.

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