One to Watch: Justin Brannan


We’re focusing a lot on the 2010 Senate race here at MYD. You can catch Emmy doing the “State of the State” presentation over at TV-myd and we’ll be hosting a number of events / canvasses / phone banks etc as we get closer to election time (want to help plan these? Apply for Field Director, applications due TODAY)

Hopefully, by 2012 we’ll have elected such stand-up State Senators that we’ll be in a different place than we are now! Nevertheless I’m keeping an eye out for the former hard-core band guitarist turned community activist, Justin Brannan who announced this week that he’s considering a 2012 Senate run. It’ll be interesting to see how his campaign rolls out in the next few years, right now his anti-corruption message is strong:

As for the platforms he is considering, Brannan views Albany as “the poster child for political dysfunction,” which is why he’s gunning for a Senate seat. “There is arrogance and complacency — an unfortunate symptom of incumbents going unchallenged and unchecked for years on end,” he reasoned. “There was a time when the Empire State was the model of efficient government throughout the country — responsible for some of the brightest government programs around. Today, our state government has been dubbed the most dysfunctional in the nation.”

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