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Ford McLain

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


Ford McLain is a painter and educator who has lived in the 6th Ward for 17 of the 25 years he's been in Albany. He is one of several candidates vying for the Common Council seat.

Richard Olivier-Marius checks his notes outside Albany's Daily Grind Café prior to filming a campaign video.

Councilor Richard Conti, elected in 1997, is one of five senior Albany Common Council members who are not running for another term this year. A Haitian-American artist is among emerging candidates for Conti’s Sixth Ward seat.