PRESS RELEASE: Local Journalist Alicia Purdy Announces Bid for Albany Mayor

For immediate release

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2021 – Today, Alicia Purdy of Albany, N.Y., announced her candidacy for the office of Mayor of Albany. Purdy is a veteran journalist with a career focus on government, finance and business, and religion.

At a press conference on Feb. 25, on the corner of Swan St. and Madison Ave., with the iconic Albany architecture in the background, Alicia addressed several key issues that have continued to plague the city of Albany during the tenure of incumbent, Democrat mayor Kathy Sheehan including: Violence, crime and shootings, a growing fissure between residents and police, crumbling housing, structures and infrastructure, high taxes with low accountability and deliverables, and poverty.

While Purdy stated her intention to seek the Republican endorsement for her candidacy, she also asserted her belief that ushering in an era of prosperity and stability in the city of Albany would be a multi-faceted approach requiring the collective experiences, skilled leadership and valued input of residents from all perspectives and walks of life.

To learn more about Alicia’s pledge to the city, plans and policies, visit:

To contact Alicia, email:

Facebook: @AliciaPurdy4Mayor

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Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at:

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