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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gordon to annouce his candidacy

Lansingburgh resident and community advocate, Jim Gordon will be announcing his candidacy for the soon-to-be-vacant District 1 seat on the City Council Thursday morning. He is expected to face off against Democratic candidate Kevin McGrath for the seat in November.

From a press release on the announcement:
"An organizer of the North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch and chairman of the Uncle Sam Parade Committee, Jim’s primary interest in seeking this position is to help keep Lansingburgh a family‐friendly place to live, work, and play. He aims to achieve this by strengthening the
many positive aspects of the community, while identifying the root causes for quality of life issues and eradicating them. He expects to work collaboratively with people of diverse opinions and ideas to forge consensus on the difficult and debatable issues that will face the city. Jim looks upon this office as an opportunity to continue his commitment to community service.

Jim is a life‐long resident of Troy and with his wife, Melissa, owns a home in Lansingburgh. Jim received a degree in Business Management from Delhi College. Now 29 years old, Jim works for Schrader and Company,Inc., a residential remodeling and cabinetmaking firm, as Director of the Business and Public divisions. Just as Jim continues to contribute to his community, he does so for the industry in‐which he earns his living. Jim has served on several board‐of‐directors for local business and trade associations. Jim has over 10 years experience working for small‐businesses in the residential and commercial construction industry. As a proven leader, Jim’s experience and his unwavering approach will prove to be vital in the coming years in Lansingburgh.

Understanding how to successfully identify and leverage future investment in residential and commercial economical development, within today’s 'new' economy, will be vital to the continued stability of Lansingburgh and the city of Troy."

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Anonymous 'Burgh Rez said...


May 28, 2009 at 8:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIce that the article talks about the moratorium stopping the spread of absentee landlords. Great Job John Brown!!! Councilman Brown introduced this and got it passed. Always fighting for Lansingburgh and all the city's neighborhoods.

May 29, 2009 at 8:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Gordon has done a wonderful job getting things done in Lansingburgh. His North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch group has been a great addition to the community. Burgh rez should pay more attention.

June 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Brown does care about the 'Burgh. I didn't vote for him, but he's the one Dem I plan on voting for this November. Mr. Gordon has done some fine work within the community. I wish him well, and hopefully voters won't just pull the lever because of the MCGrath name. He has been a valuable addition to the neighborhood, working on issue's that concern the citizens of the 'Burgh. His opponent cares so much about the community, he's decided to coach the youth of Spring Baseball. Go Green -- ha ha

June 3, 2009 at 5:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Gordon will just continue to do all the good things he's done and work hard to get elected. He'll be a good councilman. But - he's got to play it cool. Kevin McGrath's MO is to bully, intimidate, and physically threaten anyone he thinks is trying to stand in his way to his birth right to the city council throne. Gorden will likely bear the brunt of Kevin's playground bully tactics.

June 4, 2009 at 10:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Brown only cares about the 'Burgh when an election is 6 months or less away. From my estimate, John Brown doesn't care about much of anything except promoting himself enough to someday wear the Mayor's crown.

June 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a resident of Lansingburgh and a member of the Neighborhood Association John Brown has been to nearly all of our meetings the last 2 years and has listened to our concerns while he has been in office.

June 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM 

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