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      Hubbard will run for Albany mayor

      The newest candidate to fill Willie Adams TM shoes as Mayor of Albany is looking to make some history in the ~Good Life City. TM City Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard would become the first woman ever to serve as Mayor of Albany. At today TMs announcement, Hubbard said she wants to show the people what she can do as Mayor " not just tell them. "I want to be the Mayor of Albany," said Hubbard.

      Hubbard has served as Albany city commissioner from Ward 2 for six years. As the backdrop for her announcement, she chose a dilapidated home undergoing demolition " a main campaign theme. "I have fought for a cleaner, safer, and more productive Albany," said Hubbard. "You may not have seen me but you have seen my work."

      Hubbard TMs only official competition so far is local businessman Kirk Smith. His campaign manager welcomed Hubbard to the race but says doesn TMt believe her candidacy will interfere with Scott TMs momentum. "We have a lot of support in the community," said Christopher King. "We have been campaigning for a long time now."

      Hubbard, meanwhile, plans to conduct ~Huddle with Hubbard TM sessions to gather input from the community. "I will go from home to home, business to business, from neighborhood to neighborhood to hear from our citizens," she said.

      Hubbard wasn TMt specific about how much it will cost to mount a successful campaign but she knows it will be expensive. That TMs why she TMs turning as much as possible to social media to get out the word and to raise funds. "We believe that we can do the Facebook and we have enough people out there supporting us who will ask for donations. We TMre going to do it from the ground roots kind of campaign where we ask you to ask for $25.00 and ask you to ask your friends for $25.00," said Hubbard.