Sergio Adams submitted 265 petition signatures for the 7th Ward Albany Common Council race on Wednesday, over eight times the amount required to secure access to the ballot.
“I set out in this race to engage the residents of the 7th ward by going directly to them and finding out their views so that I can represent them to the best of my ability in the Common Council. I’m proud to submit these 265 signatures today, over eight times the required amount, because they represent the commitment each of these residents have to improving the future of the Ward and Albany,” said Sergio.
He was among the first group of candidates endorsed by the Albany County Legislative Black Caucus, which includes legislators William Clay, Wanda Willingham, Sam Fein, Norma Chapman, Merton Simpson, Carolyn McLaughlin, and Beroro Efekoro. Sergio is also endorsed by the 7th Ward Democratic Committee and many City elected officials, including Chief City Auditor Dorcey Applyrs, Common Council President Corey Ellis, and Council Members Owusu Anane, Sonia Frederick, Kelly Kimbrough, Alfredo Balarin, and Jahmel Robinson.
Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus William Clay said, “The Legislative Black Caucus is proud to endorse Sergio Adams for Common Council. Sergio has the dedication and experience to move Albany forward and make it a more prosperous and equitable place for all. Sergio will be a strong voice for communities throughout our city that are underrepresented and too often ignored.”
Dr. Dorcey Applyrs said “Sergio, your service and commitment to the youth and families in the City of Albany is commendable and does not go unnoticed. Our communities thrive because of leaders like you who roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time and talents. Thank you for all that you do, seen and unseen, to make Albany a better place for us all!”
“I have served with Sergio over the past four years on the 7th Ward Democratic Committee,” said County Legislator Sam Fein. “I’m honored to endorse his candidacy to represent Ward Seven on the Common Council. I’m excited to see him bring his energy, vision, and dedication to the people of Albany to the chambers of the Common Council.”