Mayor Jim Sottile will NOT be running for reelection next year according to very reliable sources close to Kingston's Chief Executive. Sottile has made too many enemies and he knows he cant win and does not care anymore said the source.
Mayor Sottile held his annual boat ride that usually is two full trips of about 300 people a ride, last nights ride had just one trip with a mere 150 people, barely filling half the boat. We hear Jimmy was calling people Wednesday afternoon giving tix away to fill seats.
Mayor Sottile has become an embarrassment for the Democratic party and no one with a future in politics wants to be tied to him. Only one Alderman, Charles Landi, attended Sottile's cruise last night...( the council is 7-2 Dems), no county legislators from Kingston were there either.
Matter of fact the only two elected officials that attended were County Exec Mike Hein and Ulster Supervisor James E. Quigley...( which could be the exec's race next year...how ironic)
With Mayor Sottile being forced out of the race, the field of Democrats will widen. James Noble, Bill Reynolds, Mike Madsen, Hayes Clement, David Donaldson...it will be a huge field. Alderman at Large Noble and Majority Leader Reynolds are both in good positions to take the Dem nomination but it's really anyones race and anyone can do a better job than Sottile.
Kingston residents should be happy to know that Hiz Honor is on another two week vacation...we all know he deserves it, that graffiti does not clean itself up.