John Guerin announced yesterday if the stars "align for him", he will run for Kingston Mayor. Mr. Guerin is a shroud guy, bright, charismatic, a little arrogant but well respected in Republican circles. His candidacy would give the Republican party a real shot at winning back the mayor's office.
In my humble opinion, I don't see Mr.Guerin running at the end of the day, his name is always thrown around as running for office, and the final result is always someone saying: John (a very wealthy Kingston businessman) just won't take the pay cut. This candidacy is brought on by Guerin wanting a little attention and giving himself an opportunity to test the waters for the office he really wants to run for, Ulster county executive.
While I think the town of Ulster resident won't run, his candidacy would be interesting. Certainly if he runs it looks like he has a clear path to the nomination, Kingston Republicans thinking of running now, know that if Guerin is in, they are pretty much out. Guerin is known to be outspoken, almost to Carl Palidino levels, right off the gate, Guerin is in the paper talking about how Midtown Kingston is one big ghetto. I am sure there are plenty of more of those great inspirational quotes to come if Guerin runs, stay tuned.