Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Ward DeWitt Announcing For Treasurer

I think this was pretty well known around town but the official announcement is today. Here is some background from the campaign:

Ward T. DeWitt, Sr., an Albany native and former First Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Correctional Services, will announce his candidacy Tuesday evening for the position of Albany City Treasurer.

DeWitt, 57, a longtime Albany activist and official, was involved in the successful 2004 campaign of Albany District Attorney David Soares. The veteran administrator, who has also served as President of the Albany School Board and as co-chair of the New Covenant Charter School Board, retired from state service in 2002. He currently resides in historic Arbor Hill with his wife and family.

DeWitt has been endorsed by Citizen Action of NY and the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club. He will run as a Democrat in the September primary election against incumbent Betty Barnette.