From the farm, to the mayor's office – Ronald Wagner to run for Rome mayor

Ronald Wagner, of Wagner Farms in Rome, announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday morning, at the family farm, on Old Oneida Road.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 1:36 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2019 5:24 PM

ROME, N.Y. -- Ronald Wagner, of Wagner Farms in Rome, announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday morning, at the family farm, on Old Oneida Road.

He will run as an Independent, and says he's willing to work with anyone.

Wagner stressed the importance of community, and said that community support is largely responsible for the success he's achieved in farming, and the opportunity it's afforded him to give back – roughly a million pounds of produce, to be exact.

The mayoral hopeful says he'd keep the farm going, if elected, working 18 hour days, if necessary. He says he'd also make city hall more accessible.

"I will extend city hall open hours beyond regular business hours so the general public can actually reach the mayor's office. If I’m there late at night working, just as I’m here working late at night, I’m always open to the public," Wagner said. 

Wagner joins a crowded race, Republican incumbent Jackie Izzo announced just last week. David Mattoon is running as a Republican. David Halpin is running on the Democratic line.

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