Calsolaro Backs Applyrs For Council
A popular three-term Albany city councilman says he won't make another run. Dom Calsolaro has been thinking about stepping aside for awhile:
"I just think it's time for a change. Hopefully the city will be changing in more ways than one with other elected positions. I have a person, her name is Dorcey Applyrs, she's a young African-American woman, a phD candidate the school of public health, she really wants to do this job, she's excited about it, she has the energy..."
Albany's 1st ward re-drawn is one of two where minority voters' numbers are strong. Applyrs faces a challenge from Scott Mannarino, who ran against Calsolaro in 2009. Calsolaro noted for being one of Mayor Jerry Jennings' toughest critics