Monday, April 20, 2015

Mark McGrath is running for his old seat

MCGRATH

Mark McGrath, the spirited eight-year former councilman from District 2 who was term limited out two years ago, is running for his old seat.
“It’s been difficult watching the Council and the administration become the focal point of failure and ridicule around the Capital District,” he said when asked why he was running again. “People are disgusted.”
McGrath interviewed with the Republican Party Selection Committee Monday night. The enrolled Conservative Party member needs the GOP’s permission to run on their line as he did in each of his four successful elections.
The incumbent, Anastasia Roberston, a Democrat, has not announced her intention to run again but she is stepping up her public appearances by holding marches in response to the recent shootings in her neighborhood.
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Although Robertson ran with Democratic Party support two years ago, she has since aligned herself with Council President Rodney Wiltshire, who is running for mayor. Wiltshire has been at odds with the Democratic Party proper, namely Rensselaer County Chairman Tom Wade.
Wiltshire did interview in front of the party’s Selection Committee, but that body picked Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement District Executive Director Patrick Madden. Wiltshire, though, has said he will take his case to the full committee in hopes of getting their support and has vowed to run regardless of that committee’s decision.
That’s the long way of saying Robertson will likely not get the Democratic Party support should she opt to run again in District 2.
Two mayoral hopefuls, former Councilwoman Carmella Mantello and Councilman Jim Gordon, R-District 1, also interviewed in front of the Republican Selection Committee Monday. McGrath had also toyed with running for mayor but the GOP would not give him the Wilson Pakula - the party's permission - to run on its line.
All nine Council seats are up this year with Districts 5 and 6 being vacant as their respective represenatives – Ken Zalewski and Gary Galuski – are term limited out. Wiltshire’s vacated his At Large seat to run for mayor and should Gordon pursue his mayoral aspiration his District 1 seat will be vacant as well.     

89 comments:

  1. Draft McGrath!! That's all we need. Let's bring the crime down for once.

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  2. Thank god it's the right McGrath

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  3. With Rodney gone either mayor or just loser gone who would be favored to win the council presidency? Kopka is all but done. Her disruptive role against anything constructive from the council will be her downfall. I doubt she will even win again. That leaves Erin Sullivan Teta who has not uttered a word, keeps her hand in front of her mouth at meetings and follows Kopka like a trained cat. Who will run the meetings? Peggy Kownack? And now the wily McGrath could be back on the council? People will be begging Lou and Rodney to come back.

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    1. I'd rather catch Ebola than beg either one of them back

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    2. Doubt that's ever going to happen slick.

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  4. Great ! Just another retread who yells and screams but has no ideas on how to solve the city of Troy's problems.

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    1. Talk about a ( Blow Hard )
      Latching onto any thing and any one he can to get what he wants Rasputin of Troy
      Latched onto Harry
      Latched onto Hugg
      Latched onto Pete
      Latched onto Mirch
      Human Debris at it finest

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    2. Latch on to this Mr Human Debris he wins by 25 percent. That's a fact Jack.

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    3. Written by a true keyboard koward

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    4. McGrath is cast as Rasputin? The same Rasputin who was murdered because of his political influence? Uh oh Bobby Boy......

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    5. And Sheeran and Peterson are what again bobby? And the boy?

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    6. Every Dog has his day Remember Harrys Bottom Feeders Breed

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    7. Latched on to Hugg? Huggy bear?

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    8. Sheeran and Peterson Hiding under there desks soon as the big bad wolf is elected
      McGraths Kid will get traded for some one in the DPW we already made the deal.

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    9. Stop that ringing sound.
      Stop that ringing sound
      Stop that ringing sound
      Stop that ringing sound

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    10. Both will given the powers Harry gave them back. That's a fact jack. I mean bob

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    11. Tree man doesn't get much more of bottom feeder than that

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    12. Tommy fennel to run codes?

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    13. Would love to see either of them have to take orders from argyle ernie

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    14. Enjoy court tomorrow bobby

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  5. Boring. No one cares.

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  6. He's very studly.

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  7. I'm so excited I could pee in my pants, will his wife still be commenting on twitter attacking Republicans or will he shut her down!

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  8. Bye bye Anastasia. No more race baiting, anti-police rhetoric tearing the city apart.

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    1. Mr. Franco you categorize Anastasia as political for organizing marches in protest of the violence in NC that is wrong. Anastasia is a community organizer who cares about her community and social justice.

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    2. Anastasia is a race baiter nothing more nothing less and it will be great to see her gone.

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    3. Anastasia wouldn't know how to organize a sock drawer. Her idea of "community" is pitting her constituents against the Police. She has no business as an elected official

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    4. Anastasia has wasted the two years in office and has not done a damn thing for her community-- except for being a great big headache. Just concede defeat and move on !!

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    5. I'm pulling for Mark. He cares about his community and his hard work on the council was demonstrative of that. Anastasia lost my respect and needs to go.

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    6. Anastasia cannot even spell correctly.

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  9. Different name same haircut.

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  10. Mark I would be careful Kathy and Frank my not like this. They may have someone in their family that wants the job.

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  11. Mark is one on the rich friends that Kathy and Frank take care of so he has nothing to worry about..

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    1. Wrong McGrath.

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    2. Which time there green signs????

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  12. Marks Whole Life could be described as Arrested Development
    I forgot one more thing
    Latched onto Bill Dunn as a life raft then rats him out
    How about the Midnight Cowboys Ratso Rizzo Movie Character will that dog hunt

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  13. McGrath did nothing during his eight years. Nothing. Another dope who needs the spotlight.

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  14. He ran from my family when we needed help! Wouldn't expect a thing from him.

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    1. Wrong McGrath, that's Fredo. And he's NEVER coming back.

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    2. ~~I'm well aware of which McGrath I'm speaking of thank you ~~

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  15. That guy can throw a wedding !

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    1. Practice makes perfect

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  16. His best friend Bill McInerney is his campaign manager so bring on the absentees!

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  17. At least he'll be sitting next to Jim Gordon who can brush his back hair when the meetings are slow

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  18. So nice to see bobby cox in his Canadian tuxedo after today's trial of the century

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  19. As Democrates in the city of Troy (I mean real Democrates not Rodney/rabbit Democrates) we all need to rally around Pat Madden for Mayor. However we must not donate or pledge any support till he tells all of us that there is no room for Bill Dunne in his administration. Bill Dunne has been the albatross around the neck of our good man Mayor Lou. Mr Dunne fingerprints are all over everything bad that has happened to this administration. His antics have been so bad that they are on the verge of illegal or worse when we see how the grand jury testimony goes. This man must be banished from our party and never allowed to hold office or employment with our city again. Pat Madden we will get behind you as long he is not involved. Let us know that he will be gone so we can move forward with getting you elected.

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    1. You've got to be kidding. And check your spelling, clown.

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    2. Now that I've said my peace, I'm off to Dunkin' Donuts with Barb.

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    3. Well said, but this race will now probably be a three way! a Repubicrat, Republican and a Democrat! In the debates they may all want to address Mr. Dunne's future! Being that he is Wades guy, Bill Dunne may be the next Deputy Mayor!!!!!!!! So we hear!!!!!

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    4. I'd take Dunne over Zolewski or Campana any day.

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    5. Lou was his own albatross.

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    6. 5:37 you are a special kind of stupid aren't you?

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    7. Agree totally with 5:37. Zalewski never leaves his keyboard and Campana can't spell it.

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  20. When does the King Street grand jury release its findings and go public ?

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    1. Feds still working on it

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  21. They have not seated on yet. Looking like they won't.

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    1. Wishful thinking commissioner dunne? Seems odd only city official without city phone. Can't be foiled. Hmmm

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    2. I. I mean he wants to save taxpayer dollars

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  22. abraham lincoln cant save this city

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  23. Meet the new clowns. Same as the old clowns

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  24. Come on Kathy and Frank enough is enough. Do you think that not only the Republican party is stupid but the tax payers as well? Both of you will be responsible for the fall of the republican party.

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    1. We need to stand up against them now.

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    2. Rich runs the party. Kathy and Frank run the departments and after the fall, so will Russo.

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    3. Then it is up to the Republican committee to do something about it.

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    4. It's always up to the committee, so stop trying to make people think it's got any thing to do with Kathy or Frank. They get to support someone just like you. Russo wins hands down. Take your best shot then take your lumps, so it goes.

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    5. Don't count on that yet. It is going to be a tough race

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    6. Don't be so sure of Pat. Hear he is having a hard time trying to convince everyone.

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    7. You should hear better. His fundraiser looked like free beer night in Powers Park. The County Leg people want to put thier own people in under him, that will get resolved as soon as he pays Rich to work on his run, then you'll get your "tough" -----tough luck. Jump on board and wait till next time before it goes to the Dems.

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  25. Lookout Paulie. Big bad bob dorherty is coming for you

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  26. Heard Mark on Franco. Singing a different tune on Carmella. Guess he realizes Jimmy G. has no shot.

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    1. Yes when he said Carmella works hard and still gets beat over and over. That was one ringing endorsement. #DraftMcGrath

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    2. Mark Wojcik told Jim to run on the screwtheburgh Twitter handle, he'd have a better chance of winning with a face mask

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    3. And she will get 0 support from the rank & file

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    4. Mark Wojcik is the New Face of the Burgs Destruction notice how he never shows up for any of the Meetings the real people who love the burgh go to.
      Mark McGrath/Jim Gordon/Vito Ciccarelli
      All Self Serving Antagonists to the tax payers in Troy

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    5. So why not vote for Carmella then if she's the only one not controlled by the party? Troy voters have the IQ of a wet mop

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    6. Cause she's a proven loser who obviously thinks more of herself than the voters do. The above mentioned, are the ones who do the heavy lifting in the Burgh - while she just babbles, and does nothing. And that's a fact Jack!

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    7. Actually Carmella is the only candidate with the skill set to lead out of this shit storm. Its too bad there are so many ego's involved for anyone to do what is right for the taxpayers.

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  27. Saw pic of Rodney's fundraiser on FB. Good to see Kevin McGrath there. Didn't Rod's waterboy Zalewski want Kevin to resign? Politics does make for strange bed fellows!

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    1. He's shaping up 'his' council nicely, too bad their all crap.

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    2. Kenny was in tears when Kevin would not resign.

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    3. Ken will be sobbing when Rodney gets walloped in the primary. Wah wah wah.

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  28. Ok chicken carm

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  29. I say galuski for mayor maybe he can claim unemployement while he's mayor too

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  30. Anasha Cummings RPI Graduate With Honors

    https://www.facebook.com/team4troy?fref=ts


    No more screwballs and blowhards like Mark

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