2021 Albany Mayoral Campaign


Operation: TRANSFORM is my people-focused approach to leading our city and it is the solution to our success!

As your Mayor, I commit to you:

  • Full funding and staffing for the Albany Police Department and a stronger role of civilian support in public safety.
  • Aggressive, proactive pursuit of removing or restoring blighted buildings, and a clearer path to home ownership for residents
  • Facilitation of sustainable, ongoing communication between community leaders and city leaders.
  • Immediate financial support to develop and open cutting-edge youth centers.
  • A fiscally-conservative approach to distributing COVID relief money to ensure direct benefit to the people of Albany.

Imagine our transformation one year from today…

Alicia Purdy is “The People’s Mayor”

We can all see that the city of Albany is in desperate need of TRANSFORMATION. We can all see that Albany’s leadership has failed to protect and support its people.

Under the current administration’s failed leadership, HOMICIDE has skyrocketed, BLIGHT has overtaken our beauty and quality of life is at an all-time low.

Transforming Albany begins with a mayor who prioritizes PEOPLE over politics!

Operation: TRANSFORM is my plan to bring our city into a new season of success!

Albany by the Numbers


218% increase

*year over year over the past 5 years


23% of residents

*42.3% greater than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of New York


Top 2% Most Taxed City

*Albany is in the TOP 5 most taxed cities in the Capital Region, taxed more than 97% of surrounding cities

ALICIA PURDY is the right Mayor for Albany’s TRANSFORMATION.

Get to know Alicia Purdy’s People-Focused Perspective on Leadership

Alicia Purdy speaks with Paul Vandenburgh
A Gay Democrat Supports Alicia Purdy for Mayor of Albany – why??
Alicia Purdy Calls for Resignation of Kathy Sheehan for Corruption, Lies

The Past

I was born and raised in the Capital Region and moved into Albany in 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and a Master’s degree in Journalism. My writing and editing career has spanned the globe and I’ve covered everything from government to business and finance to religion as the Managing Editor of several publishing companies.

Each of these career facets added another layer of complexity and experience to my arsenal of leadership and prepared me for taking the next step in my career.

A long time ago, one of my mentors in journalism said to me, “If you want to change the world, run for office.” From that point on, I decided that I would one day run for office so that I could use my skills and abilities, education and experience to help as many people as possible in the city that I love.

The Present

I am campaigning for Mayor of Albany as “The People’s Mayor” because I firmly believe that the greatest asset we have in our city is our people. Our city is filled with beautiful diversity, but what unites us all is the desire to live in safety, to have a city that we can be proud of, to thrive, and have a strong economic foundation upon which we can build our lives.

The driving force behind “The People’s Mayor” is Albany’s people- every race, every culture, every lifestyle, every expression of individuality, every community, every religion (or non-religion)… We are united more than we are divided and my vision for Albany is that we start transforming our city from the starting point of common ground, lead by a Mayor whose only agenda is the people!

The Future

The future of Albany is on the edge of a precipice. After 100 years of a single-party rule, the city is desperate for change, but that will not happen if something doesn’t fundamentally shift in how the city’s leadership is structured.

Albany has the potential to be the greatest small city in America! We live in the capital city of the capital state of the world- and we should be drowning in taxes; our families should not be food insecure; Our residents should not be surrounded by blight and being shot at on the streets and falling behind in school.

Albany’s leadership and policies have utterly failed and it’s time to insist on change, and to vote for change with “The People’s Mayor”!

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