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Candidate Drops Out Of Albany Common Council Race, Endorses Romero

Albany Common Council Candidate Gabriella Romero
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Albany Common Council Candidate Gabriella Romero

A candidate for the 6th Ward Albany Common Council seat has dropped out of the race.

Richard-Olivier Marius
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Richard-Olivier Marius says he has shut down his campaign and is endorsing Gabriella Romero. Richard Conti, elected in 1997, is one of five senior Albany Common Council members who are not running for another term this year. 

Marius, originally knocked off the ballot due to an omission on his petitions, successfully challenged the Board of Elections decision.

This is not the first time Romero has been endorsed by a candidate that has bowed out of the race. Ford McLain previously dropped out and chose to support Romero, who faces Jeff Mayo and Susan Pedo in the June 22nd Democratic primary.

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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