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Saratoga Mayoral race heats up
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- It is down to the wire in the spa city. Two women fighting hard to be the next mayor of Saratoga Springs.
Democrat Joanne Yepsen and Republican Shauna Sutton were campaigning in full force Sunday as Tuesday's election inches closer and closer.
For Yepsen she says it's her being on the streets, that's giving her the edge.
"Voters have been telling me all over the city that they would like an accessible mayor, a transparent open government, and that's what i'm going to offer this city," she says.
"Paying attention to the individual needs, and building coalitions, and consensus, and champion legislation and resolutions at the county level, to help the city. fighting for funding, so i've been out there doing all of this with the public and really partnering with my constituents while she's been in the office kind of micro-managing the day to day operations," Yepsen adds.
But Sutton's current spot as Deputy Mayor is what she says gives her the upper hand.
"I believe I have 6 years experience working in our form of government as well as being very aware of all the projects throughout the city," Sutton says.
Sutton tells us there's many things she wants to see done within city hall, and some grants she wants to see through, and a vision for the city to expand it's outdoor appeal.
"We always want to bring new people to saratoga, I'm very much for recreation, and i'm hoping that we can expand our trails and our city streets so that we can accommodate biking and walking, and people want to come here for recreation purposes," she says.
In the meantime, both women will continue to hand out flyers, and post up signs until the people of Saratoga make their decision come Tuesday.