Troy Record: Mooney to challenge Stammel for county seat
John Mooney, whose family name is a recognizable one in his home city, announced his candidacy for the Rensselaer County Legislature Thursday.
Times-Union Local Politics Blog: 109 votes
When it comes to the election in the Rensselaer County Legislature’s Sixth District this fall, Democrat John Mooney sees incumbent Republican Legislator Michael Stammel as very catchable.
After all, Stammel won in 2005 by just 109 votes in the city of Rensselaer, which is very Democratic.
Democrat John Mooney, president of the Rensselaer City Board of Education, is entering the race for Rensselaer County Legislator, District 6 (currently held by Republican Mike Stammel).
Times-Union Local Politics Blog: Democrat challenger in Rensselaer County Legislature race
Mooney’s announcement will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, in Riverfront Park. County Democratic Chairman Tom Wade, Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes, and retired congressman Mike McNulty are scheduled to speak.