Incumbent mayor Kamal Johnson is running unopposed on the ballot, appearing both on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines. There is, however, a movement afoot to write in former Council president Don Moore for the office of mayor.
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Incumbent Council president Tom DePietro is running unopposed on the ballot, appearing both on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines. There is some talk of an effort to write in former Third Ward alderman John Friedman for the position of Council president.
Incumbent treasurer Heather Campbell appears on the Democratic line and her own Heather4Hudson line. Campbell was challenged in the Democratic primary by Michael Hofmann, who now serves as mayoral aide. Campbell was the clear winner in the primary, but Hofmann's name still appears on the ballot on the Working Families Party line.
Housing activist Claire Cousin is running unopposed for this position, on the Democratic and Working Families Party line.
In the First Ward, there are four candidates vying for two seats--two on the ballot, two as write-ins. Only two candidates submitted petitions in March: Gary Purnhagen and Art Frick, both Democrats. In July, Purnhagen announced he had a work conflict and was not running. In his statement at the time, he urged "someone else to step up and declare yourself a write-in candidate." In late September, Margaret Morris declared her write-in candidacy and has been campaigning steadfastly ever since. On October 14, Purnhagen announced he was back in the race. On that same day, Jeffrey Binder announced he was launching a write-in campaign. Of the four candidates, Morris seems to be the only one genuinely invested in this campaign and genuinely committed to serving the First Ward.
Incumbent Abdus Miah was challenged in the Democratic primary by Tiffany Garriga, Second Ward alderman and Council majority leader. Garriga was soundly defeated in the primary, but her name remains on the ballot on the Working Families Party line.
Dewan Sarowar and Mohammed Rony were the winners of a three-way race in the Democratic primary. They are being challenged in the general election by Republican Lee Bradshaw.
Incumbent Michael Chameides is running unopposed for this office.
The names of former Third Ward alderman Calvin Lewis and current Third Ward alderman Ryan Wallace appear on the ballot. Lewis cannot take office should we win, because he is now employed by the City of Hudson at the Youth Department. Wallace was appointed to fill Lewis's seat on the Council when Lewis resigned in July. There are two write-in candidates for alderman in the Third Ward: Shershah Mizan, who apparently decided not to run in March and then changed his mind in October; and Amber Harris, who announced her candidacy on October 14 and has been actively campaigning.
There are no contests in the Fourth Ward. Incumbent Linda Mussmann is running unopposed for Fourth Ward supervisor, and incumbent Malachi Walker and newcomer Theo Anthony are running unopposed for the two alderman seats on the Common Council.
Incumbent Richard Scalera is running unopposed for this position.
The winners of the Democratic primary, Dominic Merante and Vicky Daskaloudi appear on the ballot on the Democratic line. Rebecca Borrer lost in the Democratic primary, but her name remains on the ballot on the Working Families Party line.
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