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September 14, 2013

Third-party candidate joins city Ward 1 race


“We have the capacity to grow. We have the people and the public and natural assets to attract more investment, more industry and more tourism. As we face many challenges, like the budget and aging infrastructure, we need to be proactive and constantly strive for greater efficiency while maintaining fiscal responsibility.”

“We can address these issues and others with reasoned, responsible solutions that will contribute to our bright future. Now is the time for us to work together for the city that we all believe in and make sure Plattsburgh is prepared to prosper from our opportunities.”

Carlo also said that by utilizing available technologies and expert volunteers, the city can work smarter, not harder, to support businesses, visitors, citizens and students.


Ferris, the owner of Big Apple Audio in downtown Plattsburgh, said he welcomes Carlo’s entrance into the race.

“Everyone has different ideas and agendas. We need to let the voters hear the issues and decide who they think is the best candidate to represent our ward,” he said.

“A lot of times it comes down to who is going to work the hardest, and my approach is to use a lot of common sense to get things done. And I have a lot of experience in working with city departments, and I think I can get things done.”

Armstrong, a retired educator, won a primary last Tuesday over incumbent Timothy Carpenter to gain the Democratic line on the November ballot.

She said Carlo joining the race should stimulate discussion of issues, which is an important part of democracy.

“I look forward to the exchange of ideas and hearing what hers are,” Armstrong said.

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