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East Newsmaker

| Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002

Mary Dobos

  • Age: 58

  • Residence: Trafford

  • Family: Brother and sister-in-law, Roland and LaVerne Dobos, of White Oak.

  • Education: Degree in elementary education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

  • Occupation: Retired from McKeesport Area School District, where she taught kindergarten and second grade for 32 years.

  • Hobbies: Community service and volunteer work, such as organizing Trafford's Halloween parade and Light-Up Night

  • Notable: Dobos is Trafford's first woman mayor after mounting a write-in campaign about 10 days before the November election because there were no candidates on the ballot. She took office this month.

  • Quote: "I want to pursue grants and to help the police better serve the needs of the community and maintain a good working relationship with county and state officials and open lines of communication for everyone in the borough."

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