The race for Kingston City Council races are heatin' up!
In Ward 1, Andi Turco Levin will be a candidate for the Republican nomination and I hear she has strong support from Independence Chair Len Bernardo. Al Teetsil may not even have enough votes to win his party's nomination.
There is a likely primary between Cahill Sr., and Jean Jacobs the winner going against Alderwoman DiBella in the general. There are rumors of Anne Marie not running, as a Democrat that wants the ward to remain Democratic I hope Anne Marie does seek reelection.
Jeanne Edwards has declared she will be a candidate in the 4th Ward against Incumbent Democrat Shirley Whitlock. While I like Mrs. Edwards her motivation for running is wrong, Shirley fought hard to keep Jeanne her job several months ago and is a damn good Alderman. I strongly support Alderwoman Whitlock's reelection bid!
Mike Madsen also will be involved with a four way primary as previously reported, all are politcal nobody's and will be handily defeated by Mike.
GILDA GILDA GILDA GIlDA! Get used to hearing the name of Gilda Riccardi who I hear is a heartbeat away from a run for county clerk. If Gilda runs, make no mistake about it she will be the next county clerk. Albert's money, influence and threats will not be enough to overcome Ms.Riccardi's charm, dedicated campaigning and QUALIFICATIONS!
Jon Katz is getting a lot of support in his bid for county court and could be days away from an appointment by Governor Patterson, despite the pushing by Stuart Fraiser to put in his hand picked candidate Debra Schneer.