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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.

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