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Rochester & Syracuse Democrats refuse to debate Greens

p kevin bottFrom Green Party US:

Syracuse

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,”

Rochester

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Rochester Green Party announces slate of city candidates

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

The local Green Party announced a first-ever slate of city candidates on Wednesday, hoping to break Democrats’ grip on City Hall and the school board.

rochester green slate bannerOthers have run for local office. But this is the first year that the Green Party fielded a slate of city candidates: Alex White for mayor; Drew Langdon, David Atias and Dorothy Paige for City Council; and Lori Thomas for school board.

White is the most recognizable Green, a small-business owner and past candidate for City Council and, more recently, for mayor. Continue Reading