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Albany mayoral candidate fights Albany's apathy

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An Albany mayoral candidate says there's too much apathy in town, and changing that is the key to changing the city.

B.J. Fletcher told Albany Sertoma Club members that Albany won't be able to attract new employers until the city takes a serious look at issues including racism, education, and apathy. She says many prospective business owners don't like what they see when they take a close look at the community.

"You just heard a man tell me that he had a mechanical engineer wanting to come to work here, he got on the website, he visited the community, he didn't go to the places that shined he went to the real community and he declined the job and that's happening and we've got to stop that," said B.J. Fletcher, Albany Mayoral Candidate.

Fletcher hopes to open a campaign headquarters in the next several days.

She'll rely on teenage volunteers to help get her campaign message out.

Fletcher is running against Former city Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard, former state representative John White, and Jesse Massey.

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