SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mayor Meg Kelly announced Sunday that she will run for a second two-year term in November.
“I have never been more proud of the privilege to serve my city,” Kelly said. “My work with my department, as well as the City Council, has promoted collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation, creating opportunities to work together more efficiently than ever.”
Kelly, a Democrat, has worked at the job full-time, though it pays $14,500 per year and is considered part-time under the city charter. City voters, in the fall, rejected a set of charter changes that would have allowed the council to change the salary.
The city Democratic Committee’s platform, released on Monday, calls for equal opportunity for all, including protection of minority rights; protection of open space on the perimeter of the city; improving public safety responses, and continued promotion of economic opportunities in the city. Kelly has also worked toward establishing a permanent shelter for the homeless in the city.
Kelly served as deputy mayor under Mayor Joanne Yepsen and was elected in 2017, after Yepsen decided not to run again. The City Council has a 4-1 Democratic majority.
Another Democratic incumbent, Public Safety Commissioner Peter Martin, announced recently he will not run for re-election.