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Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Marquet Moffett

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions. 

Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family.

I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years.

I organize and host an annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser called the Team Cookie Yard Sale. I do chemistry-focused events for our elementary and middle school students. I also currently serve as a member of the Peru Free Library’s Board of Trustees and as Secretary of the Peru Democratic Committee.

My husband and I have been married since 2003. We have a son in 7th grade and a daughter in 1st grade.

Why did you decide to run for office? 

I am running for Town Council because I think Peru is a great place to live and I believe it’s the duty of each of us, including me, to keep our town a thriving, healthy community. I have fresh perspectives to offer in service to our town.

State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will assist you as a town council member? 

Earning my graduate degree. In graduate school that I realized I had to dive in and work hard in order to really accomplish anything. “Roll up your sleeves, put together a team, and get to work.” This is an idea that drives just about everything I do today.

What town issues concern you the most?

Our little town is growing and I want to make sure we are growing with a plan for the future in mind. Planned growth will help us address other problems as well such as property taxes and water and sewer services. My vision for Peru is focused on making our town the best family town in the region.

How would you address these issues? 

I think it is of utmost importance to develop a community-driven long-term vision for Peru, so I would work to engage more community members in local decision-making. With a vision in place, we can build a detailed strategy for accomplishing our goals.

Why should a person vote for you? 

I am a hard-working, energetic, and optimistic member of our community. I am a good listener, a good problem-solver, and a big believer in team work.

What party lines will your name appear on in November?

Democratic and Independence Party lines.

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