Meet the candidates for Lincoln Town Council Dist. 4

Meet the candidates for Lincoln Town Council Dist. 4

LINCOLN – Lincoln voters will decide only one contested election for town leadership when they hit the polls next Wednesday, Sept. 12, for the primary election, deciding whether Pamela Azar or William Goho, both Democrats, will lead District 4.

Meet the candidates for Town Council District 4:

Pamela Marie Melucci Azar

1069 Great Road

Age: 61

Years in Lincoln: 51

Employment: Former civics teacher in Lincoln Public Schools; purchasing agent, expediter and sample maker at Weingroff Enterprises; secretary for the chaplain’s office at Providence College; administrative assistant for the financial aid office

Education: Master of Arts in teaching from Rhode Island College; bachelor’s in liberal arts from Providence College; paralegal studies; Institute for Arabic Learning Center in Damascus, Syria

Community activities: Member Lincoln Democratic Town Committee; Sunday School teacher at St. Basil the Great Church; member Communities Against Bullying in High Schools; former chairwoman Lincoln Middle School improvement team; PTO teacher and parent representative; volunteer AP history tutor; political volunteer; former campaign manager for Sen. Anthony Azar

Public service: Advocate for anti-bullying including testimony before Sen. John Tassone’s committee; Essay contest winner for “Our Flag – Proudly May it Wave.”

Family: Mother of Alexander Azar, a student at Clark University; daughter of Louis Azar and the late Marie Melucci Azar; sibling to Patricia Azar-Antonelli, Paula Azar-Wilson, Louis Jr., Anthony and Priscilla Azar

William Goho

9 Samuel Stephens Drive, Lincoln

Age: 74

Years in community: 14

Employment: Retired from a career in retail management at Joseph A. Banks; formerly 15 years at Mr. Tux Formal Wear in management, rentals/sales and networking.

Education: High school graduate, Buffalo, N.Y.

Community activities: Member of the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Committee for the past two years

Public service: Looking forward to volunteering in retirement

Military service: Four years in U.S. Navy, one as a reservist, one in school to become an electronics technician, and two at Quonset Point

Family: Wife of 50 years, AnnaMarie; son Joseph and two grandchildren.