There is a challenge to Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy.
Fellow Democrat, teacher and activist, Theresa McCalmon, says she plans to run for mayor this year.
She says there are neighborhoods in the city that don't get the same attention as downtown does.
McCalmon is expected to go head to head against McCarthy, who is now in his second term as mayor, in a June primary.
McCarthy has not yet talked about his plans for another term.