Rochester & Syracuse Democrats refuse to debate Greens

p kevin bottFrom Green Party US:


Green Party demands debate going into mayoral election

“We feel given the state of the city right now, the people deserve to hear all ideas and perspectives about the cities future,” said Green Party candidate Kevin Bott.

When asked if she would debate, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Miner said “I am working from sun up to sun down, 12-14 hours a day. There is just not a lot of time in the day,” she said. “I’m meeting with lots of people, talking about lots of issues so that is what I am focused on,”


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Syracuse Green mayoral candidate Kevin Bott Q&A transcript

p kevin bottSyracuse Green Party mayoral candidate Kevin Bott recently answered questions in a live chat on Syracuse.com.

Kevin Bott, the Green Party candidate for Syracuse mayor, said in a live chat with Syracuse.com readers Wednesday that he is in the race to win. “I’m not in this race as a symbol, or just to get new ideas out there. I don’t roll like that,” Bott said.

See the transcript of the Q&A session at Syracuse.com.


Green campaign for Syracuse mayor to launch Wednesday

p kevin bottFrom the Syracuse Post-Standard:

Kevin Bott, the Green Party candidate for Syracuse mayor, will kick off his campaign on the steps of Syracuse City Hall Wednesday afternoon – the day after the Democratic Party primary.

Expect to hear about some issues not discussed so far in the race. The five issues listed on his website include leadership, poverty and jobs, education, justice and birth.

Bott is the associate director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. He is also the founder and artistic director of The D.R.E.A.M. Freedom Revival, in Syracuse. He has also directed a downstate non-profit that works through theater with men recently released and in prison. He has a doctorate in educational theater from New York University. Continue Reading