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Mary Lou Rupp. Photo: St. Lawrence County GOP
Mary Lou Rupp. Photo: St. Lawrence County GOP

Rupp is new St. Lawrence County clerk

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St. Lawrence County voters chose Republican Mary Lou Rupp as their next county clerk. Her margin over Democrat Gavin Regan was better than two to one.

Regan had been appointed to the post by Gov. Andrew Cuomo when then-clerk Patty Ritchie won a seat in the state Senate. Rupp had served as deputy to Ritchie in the clerk's office.

Rupp says she's ecstatic and thankful about the win. She says she was part of making the clerk's office a money-maker for the county, so voters supported her.

"I think it's because people know how hard we've worked to make our local offices so well run and efficient - customer friendly and revenue generating offices. There was no need for a change."

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Julie Grant
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The clerk’s race got more attention than usual this year because it’s in charge of the revenue-generating Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV made 1.5 million dollars last year, much of that by attracting downstate car dealers to process their registrations in St. Lawrence County.

 

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