February 17, 2011- With a call to end politics as usual, Helen Hudson announces that she is a candidate for Syracuse Common Council. She is running for one of the two At-Large seats that are up for election this fall.
“As a lifelong resident of Syracuse, I have seen this city in the best of times and the worst of times. We need to put politics aside and deal directly with the serious issues facing this city. From gun violence to the financial crisis threatening to eliminate hundreds of teaching jobs in our community schools, the Common Council has an obligation to act swiftly to find solutions to these problems and I am the best candidate to lead that effort.”
Hudson points to a broad base of support for her campaign based on her lifelong community work. “I have worked with community groups, labor unions, not-for-profit agencies and businesses over my life. I have the personal relationships to bring our city together, to make it the best place to live, learn and work.”
A formal announcement will be coming in the next few weeks, as well as courting the Democratic Committee to receive their designation. For aditional information on the campaign the e-mail address is, firstname.lastname@example.org