More Join the Race for Plattsburgh City Mayor

Two more candidates have jumped into the Mayor’s race in the City of Plattsburgh. Former mayor Donald Kasprzak officially announced this past week that he is running, as a Republican.

Kasprzak previously served as mayor from 2006 to 2013. He says his priorities would include public safety, rising drug use, and building a new recreation center in partnership with the town and county to replace the demolished Crete Civic Center.

Kasprzak says unlike the other candidates, he has had experience running the city.
This past week another candidate entered the race. Independent Iris Cain says the city’s next mayor needs to capitalize on things like waterfront development and recreation, as well as arts and entertainment.

The 28-year-old moved to Plattsburgh from New York City after the pandemic. He says his background in business management makes him the right fit for the city’s top job. Cain also says he wants the city to build a new entertainment complex to replace the former Crete Civic Center that could host sporting events and concerts.

Democrats Wendell Hughes and Dan Lennon are also in the race and will square off in a primary in June. All four want to replace current Mayor Chris Rosenquest who has decided not to seek a second term.