Ford McLain Candidate Drops Out Of Albany Common Council Race, Endorses Romero By Dave Lucas • Jun 10, 2021 Zoom screenshot Listen Listening... / 0:51 A candidate for the 6th Ward Albany Common Council seat has dropped out of the race. Ford McLain: Candidate For Albany's 6th Ward Council Seat By Dave Lucas • Feb 8, 2021 facebook Listen Listening... / 3:37 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. Political Activist Richard-Olivier Marius Has Eyes On Albany Common Council’s 6th Ward By Dave Lucas • Jan 25, 2021 facebook Listen Listening... / 4:14 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.