Saratoga Springs Politics

Saratoga Springs prides itself on its intense local politics. Below is a list of local political blogs and links to the candidates webpages.

Here is the results of our survey of Saratoga Springs voters in the 2007 City Election.

Here is my overview of candidates and issues in the 2007 city election.

Independent Blogs

I think the two most thoughtful, funny, well researched and interesting local political blogs are:

i-Saratoga by "Horatio Alger".
DisUtopia of Saratoga Springs- by "Ben Arnold"

Non-Political Saratoga Springs Blog

Downtown Susie Brown a guide to "latest trends, great gift ideas, and delicious food and drink" in Saratoga Springs by my hip friend Susan Brown.

Newpaper Blogs

Saratogian City Beat -- by the Saratogian to supplement its print coverage of politics in Saratoga Springs.
Times Union Local Politics Blog on Saratoga Springs Politics

Saratoga Snippets by the Post Star

A Farmhouse Manifesto - a Skidmore students blog on national politics


Political Blogs- most are pretty predictable in their political views and often thin on original research, although not always. All are pro- Val Keehn, I am not aware of any GOP counterparts.

Saratoga Spirit Blog- Representing the spirit of Saratoga Springs Democrats
Upstate Blue: Progresive Politics in Upstate New York

Saratogians for Good Government - another pro Val, anti- McTygue blog



New York Politics

Here are my links to New York Politics.

Capital Confidential- the Times Union NY politics blog

The Politicker-- written by Josh Benson of the New York Observer

Empire Zone Blog a blog from the metropolitan staff of The Times about politics in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, supplementing our news coverage

The Empire Page-- links to NY politics and news

New York Civic -- the newest Good Government Group in Albany founded in 2002 and dedicated to bringing media attention to important issues using the Internet, press events, commentaries, public fora, and public testimonies

The Daily Politics by Bob Smith -- a running conversation about New York's political scene through the Daily News.

UpstateBlog.Net on upstate NY economy published by the Public Policy Institute, a conservative business think tank.

NY1's Political ItCH

Room Eight New York Politics

Gotham Gazette New York City News and Policy published each weekday by the Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, the non-profit research and education affiliate of a good-government group that dates back to 1897.

The Gothamists NY politics

Urban Elephants - NYC GOP bloggers


2007 Saratoga Springs City Council

  Democratic Candidates Republican Candidates
Valerie Keehn
Scott Johnson
Public Works Commissioner
Tom McTygue
Anthony 'Skip' Scirocco
Public Safety Commissioner
Ron Kim
Richard Wirth
Finance Commissioner
Jane Weihe
Ken Ivins
Accounts Commissioner
John Franck
County Supervisor
Joanne Yepsen
Matthew Veitch
  Cheryl Keyrouze  
Saratoga Democratic Party
Saratoga Republican Party

Independent Party and Conservative Party Candidate Gordon Boyd for Mayor