Albany, NY – Mayor Harry Tutunjian was first elected to the Troy City Council in 1999 as a representative of District #3. In 2003, he became the second strong mayor of Troy since a charter change in 1995, and the first Republican in more than 40 years.
Gary Favro was the President of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association, Local 86, for many years. He has just retired from the department, and is currently working as a union organizer for theUnited Public Service Employees Union.
William Patrick is an author who works in many genres, from screenplays to nonfiction. His most recent book, Saving Troy: A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City, chronicals his year with the firefighter paramedics of the Troy Fire Department's 1st Platoon.