Izzo poised for run

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Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo will hold a press conference “concerning the 2019 mayoral campaign” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the REACH center at 205 W. Dominick St. She is expected to announce her candidacy in the Nov. 5 election.

Mayor Izzo, a Republican, was elected to her first four-year term in 2015, defeating incumbent Joseph R. Fusco Jr.

She declined to say whether she would seek re-election last month, calling the topic “a bit premature” and vowing to consult party leadership, staff and family before making a decision.

At that time, Rome Republican Committee chair John Nash said he would support a re-election bid. “She’s done a great job ... I’m sure the party would support her,” he said in January.

Izzo, 57, is a 1979 graduate of Rome Catholic High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations-journalism from Utica College in 1984. Before becoming mayor, she was owner and president of Upstate New York Professional Services, a company that provides medical transcription/dictation services to hospitals, physician offices and urgent care clinics nationally.

Her mayoral salary in 2019 will be $91,734.

Announced candidates for the Nov. 5 election include Democrat David Halpin and Republican David Mattoon.

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