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Albany - The woman appointed by the Governor to serve as an interim Albany commissioner says her lack of political experience won't stop her from helping the people of her district. Wednesday, the Mayor welcomed Dorothy Hubbard to the commission. She replaces suspended Commissioner Henry Mathis, at least until the end of his federal trial for extortion.

Hubbard says she plans to learn fast and help Ward Two prosper, but she says she doesn't want the job full-time.

"I don't think we're interested in running at this time, maybe later but not now. I promised the Governor that I wouldn't be a candidate in the next election and I'll keep that promise," said Hubbard.

The Mayor says Hubbard was one of a handful of people he and other leaders suggested to the Governor as the temporary commissioner. Hubbard worked for thirty years at Albany State before retiring.

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