LISTEN: New Mayoral Candidate talks 81, Consensus, Sanctuary Cities, more

Another Democratic contender is putting his hat in the ring to be the next Mayor of Syracuse. 

Andrew Maxwell announced in a YouTube video Thursday that he was seeking the Democratic nomination for the Syracuse Mayoral election in November. 

 
Key Player in Miner Admin. Announces Mayoral Bid
Key Player in Miner Admin. Announces Mayoral Bid
A key player in Mayor Stephanie Miner's Administration is tossing his hat in the ring to be the next Mayor of Syracuse.

The Democratic race is already tight.  City Auditor, and former Common Councilor and County Legislator Marty Masterpole announced his run last week. Alfonso Davis, who ran in a primary against Mayor Miner in 2009 and 2013, announced his candidacy in December.

If elected the then 34-year-old would be one of the youngest Mayors ever elected. 

Don't let his age fool you. His decade behind the scenes in politics has been a busy one. Maxwell was the Director of the City's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability before heading over to run the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning agency at the bequest of Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. From there he went back to the Mayor's administration full time to be the the Director of Policy and Innovation. 

Listen below as he and I chat about who he is and what he thinks about the Future of i-81, that Consensus Commission everyone forgot about, Syracuse's status as a Sanctuary City and more.

 

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