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Friday, June 12, 2009

Cassidy is candidate for Legislature

A political newcomer has thrown her name into the ring as a candidate to represent the city as a member of the Rensselaer County Legislature this fall.

Kathleen Ryan Cassidy, a lifelong Trojan, plans to run on the Democratic candidate for District 1, which encompasses the city, and hopes to try and find ways to make county government more efficient.

“I would like to evaluate the work of the Legislature through the eyes of an ordinary, everyday citizen and will be committed to reducing costs, creating efficiencies, and adding green initiatives wherever possible,” said Cassidy.

Cassidy currently works as the coordinator of human resources in the Ballston Spa Central School District and formerly worked as a speech-language pathologist at the Rensselaer County Health Department before running her out private practice for nearly 15 years. She also has been involved in activities and parent groups with the Troy School District for more than 20 years, an active member of the Troy Booster Club, and is currently serving as chair of the Troy Educational Pride Foundation.

“I look forward to running a positive campaign focused on my ability to represent the residents of Troy," said Cassidy. "I am eager to work toward creating a more efficient government and reducing the tax burden we face in these challenging economic times.”

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very refreshing to see an everyday person running for this. Someone who will be there for us, not for political gains. Way to go, Kathleen! I'm glad to see you're running!

June 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I certainly wish Kathleen the best on seeing the forest from the trees. Not likely though.

June 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wondering if Ballston Spa school district gets federal monies, they will have to forfiet such funds due to Hatch Act violations if she runs in a partisan election. Just food for thought.

July 4, 2009 at 10:47 AM 
Anonymous Gov't Attorney said...

Not how that works, Anonymous. The Hatch Act is so over quoted and so misunderstood that you do nothing but embarrass yourself when you try to sound intelligent.

July 10, 2009 at 9:55 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathleen:
Congratulations on your HUGE primary win! Good Luck in Novemeber.

September 17, 2009 at 10:53 AM 

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