Still Undecided? Links for the City Council Race

There is a lot of information out there for the City Council race and candidates. Here is a list of links (from Patch and other sites) for those who are still trying to decide who to support.

At this point there is a lot of information out there for the City Council race and candidates. I thought it would be useful to provide a list of links for those who are still trying to decide who to support. Of course, the most important thing to do is to VOTE!

General Links

Albany Patch/St. Alban's Candidate Forum Video

League of Women Voters Smart Voter Profiles

Patch Election Guide
Be sure to click the "More" link at the bottom of this page.



In alphabetical order by first name
Many of the candidates have also been active on Patch. Searching for the candidate's name should turn up their postings and comments.


Michael Barnes


Nick Pilch


Peggy Thomsen


Pete Maass


Sheri Spellwoman


Tod Abbott


Ulan McKnight



Links to the questions and answers that have been posted here on Patch.

  • Transportation & Safety
    • Candidates on Transportation
    • Candidates on Safety on the Roads
    • Candidates on Bicycling and Walking in Civic Life

  • Representing the Community

  • Cell Phone Service

  • UC Development & Gill Tract

  • Business Development

  • Density & Urban Growth

  • Budget Crisis

  • Public Safety

  • Future of the Waterfront
    • Waterfront Development
    • Future of the Waterfront

  • Medical Marijuana

  • Endorsements & Affiliations

  • Little League Questions

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Michael Barnes October 30, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Tod, This is a great resource, thanks so much! Just want to add that for my longer Patch articles, you still have to go to my website here: http://mb4albany.org/?page_id=40
Peggy McQuaid October 31, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Thanks, Tod, this is a great resource. Another interesting source of information are the candidates 460 statements. These legal documents depict the income and expenses of each campaign and can be found on the City of Albany's web site, http://albanyca.org/index.aspx?page=1144 I always find it interesting to see where the money for each campaign comes from and how and where it is spent. Candidates and ballot measures who raise under $1000 do not file these reports.
Tod Abbott November 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Also... There is still a chance to meet at least some of the candidates at the weekly "Meet the Candidate(s)" event at As You Wish Yogurt. The final meeting is Thursday evening, 11/1 from 7:30 to 8:30. This may start a little late because there is another event just before this one that may go over time a bit.


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