Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Manny for Legislature

TROY – A retired firefighter is looking to represent the city as a member of the Rensselaer County Legislature.

Edward Manny, who retired from the Troy Fire Department in 2006 after serving 28 years, is running as a Democratic candidate for District 1 in November.

As a member of the Troy Professional Firefighters Union who served as chairman of the Public Relations Committee, Manny was a frequent speaker who addressed students in all city schools, as well as local businesses and organizations, on fire safety. He also worked with city and state officials on various fire safety issues.

“We are all dismayed by the failures we are seeing in government at the state level, while problems grow for the ordinary citizen,” said Manny. “I want something better than tha for the people of Rensselaer County.”

Manny is known throughout the city as president of the Troy Flag Day Parade, the largest parade of its kind in the country, where his duties over the last 30 years have included meeting with local businesses and organizations for sponsorships and organizing committee meetings.

A graduate of Catholic Central High School, Manny is a current member of the Troy Retired Firefighters Association and a member of the Friends of 112th Street. He has been married for 38 years and has three children and six grandchildren.

“When elected, I will bring to the legislature high ethical standards and professionalism,” said Manny. “As a candidate, I will represent everyone.”


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