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Kim Launching Saratoga Springs Mayoral Campaign Wednesday

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Ron Kim

The race for Saratoga Springs mayor is taking shape. Former Democratic Public Safety Commissioner Ron Kim is set to kick off his campaign for mayor Wednesday morning in High Rock Park. The lawyer also ran for Congress in the 21st district in the 2018 campaign.

“Cities have to work together across party lines, and we also have to work in a budget,” he said at the time.

GOP candidate and city business owner Heidi Owen West launched her campaign for mayor in mid-March.

They are hoping to succeed Democratic Mayor Meg Kelly, who is not seeking a third two-year term. Former Kelly aide David Snyder suspended his campaign in March.

Kim lost to Mayor Scott Johnson in the 2009 election.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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