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Last minute campaigning in Saratoga Mayoral race

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Election Day is drawing near, and candidates are taking the weekend to get in some last minute campaigning. Erin Moran caught up with the two candidates for Saratoga Springs Mayor, and has more.


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Taking advantage of every last second, Shauna Sutton and Joanne Yepsen spent much of their Saturdays canvassing the Spa City.

“We're hearing across the board that it doesn't matter what political party they are, it seems that they're coming out to support me which is making me really happy because that's been my message all along,” said Shauna Sutton, the Republican Candidate for Mayor of Saratoga Springs.

“I'm hearing just great, positive things at the door about the potential future of this city with me as Mayor and with being inclusive to all in the city,” said Joanne Yepsen, the Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Saratoga Springs.

Yepsen is running based on her eight years experience as Supervisor on the County Board of Supervisors.

“The voters hold me accountable. I've been re-elected four times in this city, I'm completely dedicated and committed to the people of this city, but I think I can make even more of a positive impact as Mayor,” said Yepsen.

Sutton is running based on her six years of experience as Deputy Mayor, saying it will make her a productive Mayor from day one.

“I have a lot of working knowledge and we are thrilled to be here with all the support I've had. Hundreds and hundreds of people have come out and it's been overwhelming,” said Sutton.

Going door to door and listening to people's issues and concerns, both candidates said they feel they can make a difference. But they know it's up to the voters to get to the polls come Tuesday.

“We're hoping that the voters seriously consider and get out and vote. In the last election, only 6,700 people voted out of 17,000 plus registered voters in Saratoga and I just think everybody needs to exercise their right to vote,” said Sutton.

“Local elected positions right now are critical because Saratoga Springs has a future with a comprehensive plan in process right now and it's those people that are going to be elected in this election that are going to be deciding the road map for the future of this city for the next seven years,” said Yepsen.

Polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m.

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