local politics

Capital Region News
4:42 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

The Challenges Of Mounting A Political Campaign

Albany Mayoral hopefuls: Joe Sullivan (C), Marlon Anderson (I), Kathy Sheehan (D), Corey Ellis (D) and Jesse Calhoun (R).
Credit Photo composite by Dave Lucas

Launching and running a political campaign is one of the most challenging activities you can undertake. Launching a bid for local office or even mayor runs the gamut from intimidating to frustrating to exhilarating. American democracy enables all upstanding citizens to run for public office — at least, in theory. Going from idea and inspiration to launching a campaign is a process involving strict adherence to protocol, as New York Citizen One blogger Theresa Grafflin discovered when she attempted to run for city council in Albany's sixth ward.

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Capital Region News
3:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Lucian McCarty, The Saratogian - The Ongoing Dismissal of Mary Zlotnick

It has cost the city of Saratoga Springs more than $61,000 to fire a city employee who earned $33,000 a year, and that employee in question is now suing the city for back pay.  

Lucian McCarty, city desk reporter for The Saratogian newspaper, has been following the story of Mary Zlotnick who was suspended for insubordination last august from the Saratoga Springs Accounts Department. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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