HUDSON—At a special meeting Thursday, May 14, the Hudson City Democratic Committee voted to endorse Mayor Richard Scalera as its candidate for mayor in November.
Victor Mendolia, chairman of the committee said in a release, “We are in the early stages of what looks to be a long period of economic stress and political upset. The HCDC believes that in this time of stressful change, Hudson will be best administrated by someone with the hands-on experience of managing the city, who is able to argue effectively on behalf of the city in the state and federal arenas.”
Mr. Mendolia praised both the mayor and city Treasurer Eileen Halloran, the only other person to seek the committee’s endorsement, as “talented individuals” and said Ms. Halloran was “a key member of the Hudson Democratic Party.”
No other candidates have announced their intention to run for the post. Mr. Scalera is seeking his seventh two-year term.
In his last race in 2007, Mr. Scalera was spurned by his own party in favor of Michael O’Hara. Artist and community activist Linda Mussmann also entered that race. But Mr. Scalera, running with the endorsement of the Republican and Independence parties, won more votes than the combined total of his two opponents.