Jean Kessner http://wrvo.org en Kessner likely to drop challenge to Senator Valesky http://wrvo.org/post/kessner-likely-drop-challenge-senator-valesky <p></p><p>Jean Kessner&nbsp;has gotten her wish and will likely drop her challenge of state Sen. Dave Valesky in Democratic Party primary.</p><p>Kessner, a Democrat herself and Syracuse Common Councilor, was circulating petitions to challenge Valesky (D-Oneida), unless he rejoined the mainstream Democrats in the state Senate.</p><p>Valesky has been a member of the Independent Democratic Caucus, which controls the Senate along with the minority Republicans, since 2011.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:49:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57977 at http://wrvo.org Kessner likely to drop challenge to Senator Valesky Kessner continues to pursue run against Valesky because of IDC alignment http://wrvo.org/post/kessner-continues-pursue-run-against-valesky-because-idc-alignment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Common Councilor Jean </span>Kessner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues collecting petition signatures for a possible Democratic primary run for the state Senate seat held by Dave </span>Valesky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Oneida). On Tuesday, </span>Kessner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> supporters rallied in front of the State Office Building in Syracuse.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:39:24 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57895 at http://wrvo.org Kessner continues to pursue run against Valesky because of IDC alignment Syracuse lawmakers set to vote on comprehensive plan, after delays http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-lawmakers-set-vote-comprehensive-plan-after-delays <p></p><p>After a year of delays and re-writes, Syracuse lawmakers are finally set to vote on a new comprehensive plan for the city.</p><p>City planners had been working on the vision for how the city should look in 2040 for two years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then it went to the council, where lawmakers had a lot of questions and proposed changes, which caused them </span><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-council-accused-delaying-comprehensive-plan" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">to continually delay voting on it</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:30:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52628 at http://wrvo.org Common councilor announces bid for re-election http://wrvo.org/post/common-councilor-announces-bid-re-election <p>One of the sitting Syracuse common councilors who failed to get support from the Syracuse Democratic Committee this spring, has announced a primary run.<br><br>Syracuse Councilor at Large Jean Kessner will soon begin gathering the 1,000 valid petition signatures she'll need by mid-July to wage a primary election to hold on to her seat. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:04:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38697 at http://wrvo.org Common councilor announces bid for re-election