Sayre's law, named for Wallace Stanley Sayre (1905-1972), a political scientist and professor at Columbia University, states: "In any dispute, the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake." He was talking about academic politics, but it could as well apply to Hudson. This year, in the primary election that takes place in just nine days, on Thursday, September 10, Democrats are vying to be the party's candidates for the two alderman positions in the two wards--the First and the Fourth--with the smallest populations and hence the least powerful votes in the Common Council's weighted vote system.
Tomorrow at 10 a.m., on the WGXC radio show @Issue, Debby Mayer and her co-host Rob Bujan will be speaking with the candidates in the Democratic primary: Rick Rector, Nick Haddad, and Michael O'Hara from the First Ward; and Alexis Keith and Rich Volo from the Fourth Ward. Lauren Scalera, the third person hoping to be one of the Democratic candidates for Fourth Ward alderman, is reportedly unable to be part of the conversation.
WGXC is heard at 90.7 FM or online at wgxc.org.
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