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Thearse McCalmon Wants To Be Schenectady's Next Mayor

Thearse McCalmon
Thearse McCalmon

As Democratic Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy gears up to seek a third term, an African-American woman has declared her candidacy. 

Thearse  McCalmon is originally from New York City. The Democrat settled in the Electric City while in her early 20s, after a tragedy left her family homeless for three months. Now  at age 41, McCalmon has a background in education, retail management and banking.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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