A local race that's already seen its share of headlines has another player.
Democrat Andrea Smyth is the first Democrat in the running for the Rensselaer County Executive's job, which is being vacated this year by incumbent Kathy Jimino.
"We will do a very planful preventive-maintenance type of approach and budget in, taking care of those infrastructure issues," Smyth said.
"I think that people will see my qualifications, thhat I'm a capable manager, that I'm an executive manager," Smyth said.
Up to now, the race has been dominated by Deputy County Executive Chris Meyer and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, both Republicans, who are headed for a primary showdown.
photo: Andrea Smyth for County Executive