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Campion to seek re-election in November

Campion to seek re-election in November

Council Member Nick Campion revealed Monday morning his intentions to seek a second term representing Rochester's Ward 3.

In doing so, Campion becomes the only incumbent whose seat is on the ballot this November to announce plans to run again. (Ed Hruska and Mark Hickey have already said they are not seeking re-election.)

“I’ve listened to you, the student, the new parent, the professional, the business owner, the senior citizen," Campion said in a news release. "We share hopes. We share worries. I hear the anxiety growth brings. I hear anxiety about our future. I understand the feeling of being left out of the prosperity, the fear that we will become a community only for the wealthy. I share those fears because I share your hope: that our growing community will continue to be a great place for families. All families.”

First elected in 2014, Campion has earned himself a reputation as a pragmatic voice on the council. In announcing his decision to run for re-election, he described his platform as one focused on improved transparency, greater equity in government and additional investment in neighborhoods. 

 “Our community must balance economic development with the need to make strong investments into our neighborhoods," he said. "We must strengthen our neighborhoods, parks and small businesses. I have been a relentless advocate for the park system and development processes that first and foremost invest in strengthening our neighborhoods."

As of now, Campion is the only candidate to come forward in Ward 3.

The period for candidates to begin filing for election begins Tuesday and runs through June 5. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 6. If more than two candidates file for any one position, a primary will be held Aug. 14.

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