Wednesday, September 23, 2009

McGrath secures minor party lines

TROY – A Democratic candidate for City Council was able to secure two minor party lines for the upcoming election during last week’s primary.

Kevin McGrath, who is looking to represent District 1 on the council this fall, will now appear on the Democratic, Conservative, and Working Families Party lines in the general election on Nov. 3.

McGrath secured significant voter support from the minor parties, winning the WFP’s primary race with 80-percent of the vote and the Conservative primary by 67-percent, according to a news release from members of his election campaign.

McGrath is currently tied with Republican candidate Jim Gordon for the Independence Party line after entering the primary with a write-in ballot on Sept. 15., according to the most recent counts by the Rensselaer County Board of Elections.

“I’m very excited by the outstanding support and enthusiasm my city council campaign received in Tuesday’s primary. The voters who came out for these races clearly share my concerns and hopes for the future of Lansingburgh,” said McGrath. “I’m very grateful for their confidence in me and my ability to ensure our community’s voice will be heard by city government. I look forward to their support in November’s election.”

McGrath’s campaign has also received the support of many community groups, local officials and professional organization, including the Troy Police Benevolent Association and the Troy Area Labor Council.

A lifetime Lansingburgh resident, McGrath, pledges to revitalize the community’s neighborhoods so that they are safe for families, the elderly and businesses. He is also calling for a stronger police presence to strengthen the city’s battle against crime, aggressive enforcement of the city’s housing code to crackdown on absentee landlords and greater public investment in north Troy businesses.

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Blogger Colleen A. Gilkey said...

Kevin McGrath is a sure thing for North Troy and all of Troy ... don't pass up this opportunity for a homegrown advocate, hard working family man, from a locl political dynasty. Money can't buy local politicians with Kevin's background.
Signed A Proud Republican and OIF/OEF Veteran born and raised in Troy ...

October 27, 2009 at 10:53 AM 

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