Thursday, March 31, 2005

Barbara Smith Running In the Fourth Ward

Good news...we've got some candidates. According to the Times Union, longtime local activist Barbara Smith has announced she is running for the common council seat in the Fourth Ward. Smith is a member of the Democratic party and the Working Families Party.

"I have devoted my entire life to service with integrity," said Smith, a Livingston Avenue resident. She vowed to be a "new and independent voice" for her neighborhood, which includes some of the poorest sections of the city.

The article also points out that Mayor Jennings isn't a big fan of the Working Families Party and claims he referred to them as "meddling outsiders" during the Soares race. Looks like things are going to be getting interesting in Albany.

The article also mentions that Sarah Curry-Cobb of the Fourth Ward and Shawn Morris of the Seventh have both announced their intentions to run for Common Council President since current President Helen Desfosses will not be running for re-election.