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Plattsburgh 2020

Republican Scott Beebie announces his candidacy for mayor of Plattsburgh
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Two Democrats are challenging Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read, forcing a primary in the race for mayor. On Thursday a fourth candidate – a Republican - announced his own run for the city’s top seat.

Republican Scott Beebie announces his candidacy for mayor of Plattsburgh
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A Republican has entered the race for mayor of Plattsburgh.

Miles N. Davis
Miles N. Davis For Plattsburgh / Facebook

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.

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read
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Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read will run for a second four-year term in 2020.