The Troy Democratic Party Selection Committee is expected to announce it is recommending Patrick Madden, the long-time executive director at the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, for mayor either later today or tomorrow.
The recommendation will now go to the full committee for a formal vote. The full committee could accept Selection Committee’s recommendation but could vote for someone else who interviewed or someone else altogether. A break from the Selection Committee, however, is unusual and would require a candidate to buck county chairman, Tom Wade, and city chairman, Jack McCann, both of whom serve on the Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee interviewed a number of candidates for the city’s top spot including Council President Rodney Wiltshire and newcomer Earnest Everett, both of whom have announced their intention to run a primary if they don’t get the party’s support.
Also interviewed were county Legislator Ed Manny and Elizabeth Young-Jojo, the former executive director at the city’s Downtown Improvement District.
Madden, who is not enrolled in any party and can’t vote for himself in a primary, has headed up TRIP, a non-profit organization geared toward housing for low and moderate income individuals and families, since 1987. He is Rensselaer County Executive’s Kathy Jimino’s brother. Jimino is arguably the most powerful Republican in Rensselaer County.
Wiltshire was elected citywide twice and has publicly battled with Wade and the party hierarchy. He has stated he will take his case to the full committee to try to get the party’s endorsement but is prepared to run a primary should he fall short. He will also likely get the Working Families Party support and if that happens he will be on the ballot in November regardless of what the full Democratic committee does over the next couple weeks or the Democratic Party voters say in September’s primary. If Madden is successful in September, as the dynamics stand now, he will have one line headed into November’s general election.
Everett, on the other hand, does not have the ground troops the WFP will provide Wiltshire, and being a newcomer has less of a chance than Wiltshire to swing the full committee to his side. Everett could even have a tough time getting the required 421 signatures – 5 percent of the enrolled Democrats in the city – to get on the primary ballot. But, if the Wade Democrats want to derail Wiltshire, they would help Everett get the necessary signatures because, it is widely believed, he would siphon votes from the council president.
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Nobody has formally announced their mayoral intentions for the Republicans but former Councilwoman Carmella Mantello is expected to do so next month. And Councilman Jim Gordon, R-District 1, has all but announced too. Councilman Dean Bodnar, R-District 3, said he is ready and willing to run should the party need him to step up but added he would not primary Gordon should his Council colleague get the endorsement.
Mantello, though, indicated she is moving ahead with her own campaign regardless of what the party does. Appearing on Talk 1300, she said she would seek the Green Party endorsement and create another line along the theme of keeping term limits in place in Troy.
An odd dynamic is that Madden is Jimino's brother and Gordon works for Jimino as the county's DWI coordinator.
Last month, Mayor Lou Rosamilia, a Democrat, announced he would not seek a second term.
Last month, Mayor Lou Rosamilia, a Democrat, announced he would not seek a second term.
More information as it becomes available.
Erkle got an Italian to run his campaign. Oy!ReplyDelete
More like StephanDelete
Who's Rodney. Eddie WinslowDelete
Ben Brucato's taken. Get your own manager.Delete
good news Mr Madden is certainly qualified, I hear TRIP has a deficit of over a $100,000 dollars, I imagine what kind of deficit he can run up in the city.ReplyDelete
Isn't it ironic that the same party who said Wiltshire should seek the republican line as an enrolled Democrat has now endorsed someone not even enrolled in the Democratic Party and the brother of the most powerful republican in the county? Jesus. As an enrolled democrat, I'm appalled at the gaul of my own party leadership. This is the best you can do?ReplyDelete
They could care less what you think. Both parties take for granted the enrolled party member. They control the committees and the committee members do what they are told. Stand up and vote against anyone endorsed by the partiesDelete
CB has finally come out of his long winter's nap.Delete
Troy is circling the drain faster than the scrubbing bubbles on crack. There is only one person with the skill set to guide this city out of the morass. Vote for Carmella Mantello.ReplyDelete
Listen to Carmella yesterday on the radio and I'm sold as a life long republican I will be voting for Mr Madden. She has jumped the shark. Victom Victom and she played the Victom card again and again.Delete
Without going into detail Carmella showed how shameless she is on Franco's show and then a facebook post soon after. As a registered blank I would NEVER vote for that phony. Yes she does play the victim and it's bad enough to use the women minority card, but kids? Shameless.Delete
You had three attempts at spelling victim correctly.Delete
Judging from the amount of hysterics and rants against Carmella, she's obviously got them worried.Delete
You think the beatings were bad the last three times she lost wait till you see this time. Even some republicans that once liked her and her work ethic are now turned off. With her new group of handlers LaPasta, Dworsky and Oconnor she'll be lucky to win her own house.Delete
And Carmella had three attempts at running for office and winning. She was as wrong as who ever continually misspells (victom) victim.Delete
not worried about you Carm. Just trying to figure out how one person can be so damn selfish. 4 years ago, everybody had to drop who they supported, just so you could run. Not this time. Bring it on!Delete
Jim Gordon Will be too busy hanging with his BFF McCashion giggling about girl parts to run a campaign. Heard HQ will be at Night MovesDelete
Wade shows his party loyalty again! Dump him fools.ReplyDelete
Just what we don't need. Someone who will bring more "low income" housing to Troy. We need a bigger tax base. Wade is clearly out of control. The guy isn't even an enrolled candidate.ReplyDelete
Any Republican that supports kathy Jimino and does not see what is up is crazy. She is doing the same with Pat Russo if you can not see that the fix is in and he is going to a put a Democrat in as his Under Sheriff is nuts.ReplyDelete
I am a Republican committee person and I will not support anyone backed by Jimino. She is in it for herself.Delete
This guy is surly a Republican tom wade is desperateReplyDelete
If he's surly, I can see why you think he's a Republican. Jim Gordon always looks like he smelled something putrid. Like his council record, maybe.Delete
That takes Gordon out of the race. Can you imagine him running a negative mailer or ad against his boss brother? Troy politics is starting to look like a family tree of the royal family.ReplyDelete
That's too bad. I was hoping for Gordon to win.Delete
Gordon was never in the race. Hes keeping his options open for mayor only because he's afaid a McGrath will kick him out of D1 again.Delete
what will Pat Madden do about the Bill Dunne Dormitory Authority dossiers?ReplyDelete
We have got to stand up against this madness. Both parties are corrupt. Vote against anyone that is endorsed by either party. Vote for the one that stands for the people and look for the one that the party is trying to push out, That is the one you vote for. Kathy Jimino should be ashamed. She is doing the same thing with the Sheriff's raceReplyDelete
Send Ernest my way. As a registered Dem I'd vote for him over this who's who of characters. We need fresh blood, not back handed back scratchersReplyDelete
That makes sense...you would rather have a self serving little twit with no experience and a god complex than anyone else currently in the race. only in troy.Delete
I know he is the best candidate so far....no more recycling these idiots we've had time and time againDelete
He will eliminate waste, which means layoffs, it's been a long time coming. Bring the City to where it needs to be Ernest. Remove the idiots who don't know how to manage the cities finances, enough of this pay to play buckshot, the City needs real professionals handling its finances and payrollDelete
Who's he going to lay off? Tell us, Ernest. Man up.Delete
Anyone who can't pass the random drug test needs to go and background checks doneDelete
Amazing how quickly the opinions are coming in. The real issue is what does Mr. Madden bring to the table in terms of successful credentials. TRIP is not a self-supporting success story and does not bring to the table the economic success the city truly needs. It is more deficit spending on a good day.ReplyDelete
Neither is the city. Most of the budget is state and federal aid.Delete
Everyone needs to get Wade out of power!ReplyDelete
Do you really think that Dunn would stay on? Reason enough to vote against any Democrat. Troy has had enough bad deals.ReplyDelete
A Madden win and both Dunne and Peter Ryan stay. Well that's only if they're not in prison. If only indicted I bet they stay though.Delete
Dunne and his dire wolf will go to rikers island. Pete Ryan is a good man and should not worryDelete
Pete Ryan is NOT a good man!Delete
Pete is alright. He might have been gullible enough to follow some bad advice but he is good. He's in over his head like a mo fo but he's ok.Delete
Pete doesn't know civil serviceDelete
Remember this was Monica's idea. Her best friendReplyDelete
Randy West may get the wfp line so Rodney may not even show up on the balletReplyDelete
Nice. I google image searched himDelete
Now I have seen it all. Wade let's Kathy run unopposed cycle after cycle and now he's running her brother for Mayor. And he's not even a registered Democrat? Wade c and McCann must go. No wonder why the party is so f'ed up.ReplyDelete
What a political set up. Jimino will run everything. JOKE JOKE JOKE. I am definitely voting for Carmella now! I am ashamed to be a Democrat in this city.ReplyDelete
AGREED!!!! Republicans RULEDelete
Go away. An endorsement from you is a kiss of death. Shoo.Delete
That's for sure 7:48.Delete
~ We all know what you are about! Carmella should distance herself from the "Devil".Delete
why would anyone take political advice from a "broker" that is renting out a "flat" in burgh for $2,000 a month? Scammer!!!Delete
Carmella wants nothing to do with your crazy ass.Delete
This is downright scary to me...lots of people in the pot who have no common sense. We must have someone in leadership who can run this city at a profit...who can budget...who can lead! Can't you see that Troy is going down the drain? In the end Troy taxpayers will pay for this stupidity.ReplyDelete
Shouldn't you be in Manhattan selling overpriced real estate?Delete
Or at a photo-shoot taking pictures of supermodels? Or at a hair and makeup expo? Shoo Bell Shoo!Delete
Or trying to rent a shithole apartment in Lansingburgh at Manhattan rates?Delete
Ernest will get the City back on track. I don't care that he is young and hasn't sat on the council. He understands the REAL world of financeDelete
You people cannot seem to figure out what is going on in Rennselaer county..Wade has never run anyone against Kathy Jimino because they are one in the same person. Can anyone say that they have ever seen them in the same room together? Just like Batman and Bruce Wayne.ReplyDelete
And here I always thought C.B. Smith's henchman John Herbert was Batman! You learn something new every day!Delete
What a shame... not that I expected much from the Democrats, even though I am one. TRIP's purchase and rental of properties in my neighborhood effectively ruined it. Now it's filled with inconsiderate neighbors that let garbage pile up all over their properties, their dogs out to bark from sun up to sun down, and kids run a mock unsupervised to cause destruction--living up to all the stereotypes of low income housing. I'm scared to imagine how much lower the City of Troy would sink under Madden's leadership if he runs it anything like he does TRIP.ReplyDelete
Patrick is a good candidate, if this information is true. However, after years of signing up as an independent in order for TRIP to appear non-partisan, he will have to do a lot more work than Wade realizes to convince us that he is a viable, reliable, and functional candidate. The Rosamilla fiasco really ruined Wade's reputation this time around. ...Better pick than Lynn, Conroy or Clem, though.ReplyDelete
Just say the word "gone" about Bill Dunne and your a lock Pat.ReplyDelete
Jimino makes over 6 figures a year and has the audacity to say she needs a pay raise. Try living on a fireman or policeman salary or DPW worker. Jiminos got to go.ReplyDelete
Troy Cops/Fireman are probably eligible for food stamps with their crappy salaries.Delete
There was no pay raise for 8 years in a row. Would the policeman, firemen and DPW think that was fair??Delete
Yet the difference is, unlike politicians (of both parties), firefighters ACTUALLY DO THEIR JOBS. No one ever says "I asked for help and no one came", you call them, they come. No one ever says "they just stood by and watched my house burn", they put their lives on the line to go in and put the fire out. No one ever says "my child was trapped inside and they did nothing", they exhaust every effort humanly possible and even beyond to rescue those who didn't make it out. No one ever says "my loved one was dying and no one came to save them", Troy firefighters come and give the sick and injured a second chance. Can anyone say the same for politicians? Firefighters don't make empty promises, don't make speeches full of double speak and partisan rhetoric, they just get the job done. Yet, somehow, they become the targets, the ones to blame when politicians fall asleep at the helm. They take the fall for failing cities such as Troy when the Republicans are too busy catering to their rich friends and Democrats are preoccupied pandering to entitlement votes. Troy police officers and firefighters come to work every day and EARN their food stamp eligible paychecks. Can we say the same for the politicians voting themselves raises each time they get a chance?Delete
That is going to be a pressing issue for the mayoral election, how to fairly negotiate union contracts that are 4 years expired. The taxpayers could be on the hook for a huge increase at once if an arbitrator decides the contracts. Rosamilia is leaving the next mayor with a huge headache.Delete
6:34. They actually WORK. That's the differenceDelete
She's making over 100k. She does not deserve a pay raise. The taxes keep increasing in Rensselaer County. She deserves a pay cut. Or her walking papersDelete
So you think managing 1500+ work force and 350million dollar + budget isn't work? You've been rolling your hose too often. Did anyone say the firemen don't work or are to blame for anything?Delete
The question was are there any Troy firemen, policemen, or DPW workers out ther that have gone 8 years at the same pay????
Rosa milia didn't care about the employees. Contracts are just another notion of proofDelete
Not to be unfair but Harry gave himself a 10,000 $ a year raise in his last year and Lou did not undue it rite Lou the nice guy got 400,000 $ not to shabby for TroyDelete
I think he cares about the employees, he just isn't able to make a desicion that will cost the city money. He just assumes the unions will take 0's across the board. I understand making concessions but 5 years without a salary increase isn't reasonable, even in this market.Delete
Oh please, next you'll be telling me Alice Walton is the hardest working person in America. That's the very problem with our society and economy. When did riding a desk with your loafers up become more synonymous with "hard work" than boots and tools? When did managing hedge fund become more "hard work" than blood and sweat? When did giving yourself a $5,000,000 bonus for laying blue collar Americans off become more symbolic of "working hard" than a farm, tractor trailer, pick ax, police badge, fire hose, or M240 in Afghanistan?Delete
They paid him to destroy city. Seriously?Delete
Go easy there John Boy. You sound like the bankers son put Mary Ellen in a family way and she had to take a job at Walmart just for the team member discount.Delete
Did anyone say "hard" work.??? And you forgot Tears, you can't have Blood and Sweat without Tears, you'ii make her cry.
The question was can you name a single policeman, fireman or DPW worker in the City of Troy that has gone 8 years without a pay increase?? Yet you seem to think that Jimino did someting wrong for taking a raise 2 years ago after not taking one for the eight years prior or 2 years since.
Another empty dress. Maryellen looseDelete
Lou offered CSEA 0,0,1,1,1.5. Major increases in Health Care. Let the games begin.Delete
Rosamilia gave the assistant controller raises, hasn't anyone watched her salary the past five years and she can't handle the finances. ERNEST get rid of the waste. Union or not, three strikes they can STILL be OUT.Delete
Pat Madden equals a Rodney win in the Primary. Rodney becomes the new face of the party.ReplyDelete
Yep. That was wades plan all along.Delete
Nope. Watch who carries Ernest's petitions. He gets in he siphons off votes from Rodney and Maddon wins..watch and see..Delete
You're both cluelessDelete
Really outrageous. Mr. Wade should resign if he's behind an endorsement of the brother of the sitting GOP county executive. Is there absolutely no one registered in the Democratic Party willing to run for mayor of Troy under the leadership of this party chair?ReplyDelete
Instead the democratic chair is handing the keys to the car to the brother of the GOP county exec! The GOP will be running Troy for sure if this happens. They can't loose with either the GOP candidate or the "Dem" GOP candidate.
Someone has to demand the name and party of the person Russo will name as under sheriff. This is Wade, Jimino, Russo and Merola play can't wait to hear what Merola will get out of this deal.ReplyDelete
Got his son hired in troy illegally and then back to north Greenbush part time and his daughter works for the county for CPS with a promotion after they had to eliminate her job because she failed the civil service exam. Yes lets keep him in office so his grandchildren can get a job. What a joke but you know what, He's a nice guy.Delete
Thanks CB. Your venom is endless.Delete
I am sick of canidates that spend a lifetime on the public tit! A perfect example, of more bad picks. At least Carmella is real and has worked outside in the real world. As a Democrat what in the world are we backing the REPUBLICANS for! Don't even try and pass him off as a Dem!ReplyDelete
Yeah -She's real - really selfish and self serving. How many times does she have to lose before she goes away? Its someone elses turn Carmella.Delete
Like whose turn? Gordon? That's the best alternative Ya got? He was destroyed when he ran city wide back in '09. Carmella has the best shot of beating King Rodney and his band of misfit democratsDelete
Hey Jim how do you feel with the knife in your back? Don"t forget to support Kathy and her family. Keep doing what they tell you to do. Get a set and fight back. Don't support who they tell you to.ReplyDelete
He'd lose with or without Jimino. This is a mercy killing.Delete
Merolo needs more jobs for his family. So make sure you support him.ReplyDelete
The nepotism is patheticDelete
A complete overhaul is needed in public works.ReplyDelete
Alleys and streets are littered and snow plowing was at its worst.
Bring back Mirch.
Shhhhhh, no complaining about DPW!! We have the best lookin' streets, alleys and snow plowin' in the Capital District-- if you complain we break your legs. Signed; the Big D.Delete
You got some set. Can you do better? You know where the garage is. We start at 6am.Delete
We start at 6am that's the biggest line of bullshit I ever heard. You lazy bastards are at 113th and 5th ave till 8:30am every morning. Tom hasn't been out of the truck in 8 years. Hayner is counting his overtime and his days left. Joe has a second income.Delete
Before or after the hour long break at Stewarts?Delete
Like I said, you know where the garage is, you know when we start. Stop down and lets talk it over keyboard tough guy.Delete
The streets and alleys of filth don't lie-- Troy is a pig st, you think no one sees the shit? Whats in that Stewarts coffee???Delete
Before Joey d sits on the bike trail or after hour bfast at Burger King broDelete
Keyboard tough guy??? Nah-- Truth talker, you just can't handle it when someone actually has something to say especially the truth ! Whatcha gonna do plow my driveway in or not pick up my garbage to get me to shut up ??Delete
7 till 10Delete
Funny how I know who you are but you can't figure out which guy from the garage I am.Delete
We'll chat it up when we run into each other, your just stupid enough to talk to me like I don't know you.
Hopefully this will bring on a primary and multiple canidates. Then the people will get who they want. Two parties in Troy is over. Thanks Tom, you lose!ReplyDelete
Our you kidding primary, they don't believe in primary. They believe in bullyingDelete
The only thing left to say is GOD HELP THE PEOPLE IN TROY!ReplyDelete
Gosh that reminds me of Willie Bacote ! Boy it sure does make me ill remembering that !Delete
It doesn't matter who becomes mayor. Troy will always be Troy. It doesn't change.Delete
Now I know shy Jack McCann pick him, Jack gets all the trip evictions with his Marshall hig.ReplyDelete
A truer observation was never stated.Delete
Who stands to benefit the most ? ? ?
Speaking of benefiting the most, what about King Street ?
You sound like a retardDelete
Dunne is in for sure if Madden gets in. No question, he is Wades guy inside!ReplyDelete
tina urzan for mayorReplyDelete
Tina WHO ??? Be serious.ReplyDelete
Don't care who comes in just get this entire,administration OUT. Nothing but a,popularity contest. The Mayors Office seriously went downhill after Penny Bashford left.ReplyDelete
Thanks Penny. Im still not moving to Troy.Delete
739- if you are a City of Troy employee, why DON'T you live in Troy?Delete
News flash- anyone outside limits without waivers from Tutunjian Administration and going back, are out as of 12-31-2015ReplyDelete