TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — City Councilman Jim Gordon held a press conference Thursday morning to officially announce his candidacy for Troy mayor.
He said he is the best person for the job because he’s from Troy and loves the city.
“That’s why I’m in this race, realistically,” he said. “That’s why I got started. Grew up, lived in South Troy. We invested in a home in Lansingburgh, and the only real way to ensure that your living surroundings are secure is to become involved and become a part of the solution.”
One of his top priorities if elected will be to get rid of all the empty or abandoned buildings in Troy. He said they’re not just an eyesore but also dangerous.