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Conversation With 22-Year-Old Plattsburgh Mayoral Candidate

Miles N. Davis
Miles N. Davis For Plattsburgh
Miles N. Davis

So far there are three candidates, all Democrats, running for mayor of Plattsburgh this year. They are Tenzin Dorjee, owner of a downtown restaurant, incumbent Colin Read, who is seeking his second term, and 22-year-old Miles Davis.  Davis, who attended SUNY Plattsburgh, is continuing his studies at Clinton Community College and hopes to eventually become a high school teacher. But Davis tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he’s taking a pause in his studies because he believes Plattsburgh needs a more youthful perspective in its leadership.“It started really with the awakening of the underlying problems we’re having as a city especially with like the Durkee Street Parking Lot and I think transparency with our government has kind of caused a ripple effect that has now led to me running for mayor because I realized somebody had to do it. And as one of my friends jokingly kind of referred to ‘well why don’t you do it?’  And I realized like oh yeah that is the right answer I was looking for.”

Miles Davis is a Democrat running for Mayor of Plattsburgh. He faces two others in a primary: incumbent Mayor Colin Read and businessman Tenzin Dorjee.  No Republicans have yet announced a campaign for mayor.

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