It's election day and one particular issue has Plattsburgh voters out casting their ballads -- the Mayoral election.
This year there are three candidates. Plattsburgh native Chris Rosenquest left Seattle after 14 years, where he ran his own company, to return to his hometown to run for mayor. He says his leadership experience makes him the guy who will bring positive change to the city. "Right now what Plattsburgh needs, what the people of Plattsburgh need, is somebody in the mayor's office that is willing to get out on the street get out and talk to the community and get things done -- that's what we need. We need action and I'm a man of action," he said.
Jim Calnon, an independent nominated by Republicans, left the city council after six years to run for mayor. He spent 30 years in New York State's Public Workforce Training & Development System. He says this experience makes him the man for the job. "My particular message is that our financial stability is job number 1. None of the other good things can happen unless you're watching the money at home first, so you've got something left to invest," he said.
Democrat Mark Tiffer also served on the city council, but is leaving his seat after one year for his bid at the mayor's seat. He has spent his whole life in Plattsburgh and has been safety supervisor for UPS Plattsburgh since 2010. He was unavailable for comment Tuesday, but is running on the promise he can develop and energize the community.
Current Mayor Donald Kasprzak decided not to run for re-election, which has political scientists saying this race's results are unpredictable. "It's the first time in a long time that there hasn't been an incumbent running for re-election, that makes it wide open and makes it even harder to predict because nobody has a record that people will point to," said Tom Konda with Plattsburgh State University.
So for election day 2013, anything goes when it comes to the race for mayor.
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