A commenter suggested Ogdensburg Mayor Bill Nelson may be in the hunt for the Assembly seat in the 118th....I hadn't thought about it but having seen the Mayor in O-burg last week leading a rally against the soda tax....and seeing the up-front role he has in the save the prison on-line petition...well I got to thinking maybe he is.
The three term mayor won by a scant five votes in 2007 in a three way race....but he is an attractive and well spoken public figure. Recent events may make his running more viable as Democrat Addie Russell is scrambling to save the prison, saying she will vote for no budget unless it is funded.
Mayor Nelson works at the local hospital last I knew...and I don't know if the Assembly is a step up or not...I also don't know how his bosses would like him running...but if he loses he gets to stay....And I don't know what his family thinks about it.
I do know he has been mentioned before and his recent posture would suggest it could be on his mind. He definately sounded like a candidate at the soda rally.
City Councillor Nick Vaugh has already announced for the GOP nod....But a Nelson candidacy would cause him to rethink.
Let's see if Bill denies it to the MSM.
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