Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo announces bid for re-election

At a news conference Thursday morning, Izzo touted what she called “exciting” developments currently underway in the city.

Posted: Feb 7, 2019 12:11 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 12:11 PM

ROME, NY - Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo has officially announced she will seek re-election this fall.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Izzo touted what she called “exciting” developments currently underway in the city, including the planned construction of a Hannaford supermarket.

Izzo spoke about changes coming to all four corners of the city, plans for the use of state money, and big companies investing in the City of Rome.

Izzo says running for a second term wasn't always a sure bet.

“When I ran, I said a wouldn't stay another four years unless I thought we were gaining momentum, and I think we really are. We have so many great projects on the docket right here in the downtown area, we are just beginning to see the DRI (Downtown Redevelopment Initiative) take off. So for the next few years we are going to be under construction here - this will look totally different four years from now,” said Izzo.

Two challengers have already announced their candidacy for mayor: David Halpin, whose campaign slogan is "A Change We Need," and David Mattoon, who rolled out his campaign on social media vowing to put "God first."

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.

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