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Yepsen to make campaign announcement

Joanne Yepsen will end speculation about her election plans on Monday.

She will announce whether she'll run for re-election to the county board of supervisors or run for mayor, a rumor for a few months now.

According to a news release: "Supervisor Yepsen has focused her time in office on protecting our elderly, balancing urban growth with sustainability, serving our returning veterans and saving local jobs by fighting for the preservation of our world class racing industry. Joanne remains focused on bringing inclusive, accessible, and open government to Saratoga Springs, just as she has for the past seven years. She looks forward to the many challenges and opportunities of further strengthening Saratoga Springs in the years to come."

Regardless of what post Yepsen will run for, Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee Chairman Charlie Brown said the party has an endorsement process she will have to go through. He wouldn't say what job Yepsen would be running for.

It's not just the Democratic nomination that is up for grabs in the city race. It's not clear who the Republican nominee will be either, with Mayor Scott Johnson announcing last month that he isn't running for re-election.

Because Yepsen is making an announcing with this type of fanfare, it seems that she is running for mayor. But that is just speculation from this reporter.

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