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.