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Richards Says Decision To Seek Re-Election Won’t Be Affected By Other Potential Foes

Posted By Joseph Spector On January 28, 2013 @ 3:28 pm In Other | Comments Disabled

While Rochester’s mayor was in Albany, Rochester’s City Council president suggested she may run for his job—potentially pitting two of the city’s top Democrats against one another.

[1]Mayor Thomas Richards said after the budget hearing in Rochester that his decision on whether to seek re-election would not be impacted by what others decide to do. The four-year seat, which Richards won in a special election in 2011, is up for election in November, and Richards hasn’t indicated his plans.

“I’m working on it. That’s something that I’ve told people I’m thinking about and I have to make a decision about pretty soon. I recognize that, and I will,” Richards told Gannett’s Albany Bureau.

City Council Lovely Warren indicated today she may run for the seat. [2]

Richards said he hasn’t had an opportunity to discuss Warner’s potential plans with her. He said it wouldn’t impact his decision.

“That’s the not the basis on which I would make a decision,” he said. “I would make the decision on the basis of my own personal circumstances on what I think I could contribute.”

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[2] she may run for the seat.: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130128/NEWS01/301280036/lovely-warren-thomas-richards-rochester-mayor