Howie Hawkins announces run for Syracuse Common Council
September 15, 2011 in Local Elections
Howie Hawkins, whose 2010 campaign for NY Governor secured a ballot line for the NY Green Party, announced a run for the Syracuse Common Council District 4 seat at a press conference Wednesday. Hawkins received 41% of the vote when he ran for the same seat in 2009. The announcement was covered by the Syracuse Post-Standard and the YNN Network.
Here is an excerpt from the press release on Hawkins’ website:
“Last year the goal was to win a ballot line. I’ve run other races to put policies into the debate that would otherwise been ignored. This year my goal is to win the office and put policies into effect,” Hawkins said.
At his news conference, Hawkins will discuss his policy platform, starting with a community hiring hall to insure city residents get their fair share of jobs with city departments and contractors and a set of state and local progressive tax reforms needed to avert city insolvency and a state-appointed financial control board.
“I reject the austerity politics that seek to pit the public against public employees. We need to unite the public and public employees behind progressive policies and tax reforms at the state and local level,” Hawkins said.