Wagner to host ‘Meet the Candidate’ event on Tuesday, April 9


Independent mayoral candidate Ronald Wagner will hold a “Meet the Candidate” event at Mohawk Valley Community College on Floyd Avenue on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Wagner said the event will be an informal “town hall” setting.

“I will talk some, but I want to listen and hear from the public on concerns of theirs,” Wagner said of the upcoming event.

The candidate has said he would emphasize tax breaks for businesses, transparency, and public works such as snow removal if elected.

He is vying for Rome’s highest office in this year’s mayoral
race. He will be running against incumbent Republican Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Republican challenger David Mattoon, and Democrat David Halpin. Halpin has been endorsed by the city’s Democratic committee.

Wagner, 40, is the owner and proprietor of Wagner Farms on Old Oneida Road in south Rome. In December, he announced his farm would shut down, citing falling revenues and mounting debts.

He later announced in January, that he was revamping his farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program and vowed to keep the farm and its agribusiness running through 2019.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.


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