Times Union (Albany) Endorses Shahinfar for City Treasurer

September 6, 2013, Albany, NY – On September 4, 2013, the Times Union (Albany), the largest daily newspaper serving the Capital Region of New York, endorsed  Darius Shahinfar for City Treasurer of Albany.  

“Darius Shahinfar offers the professional choice in the city treasurer’s race,” explained the Times Union Editorial Board.  “Mr. Shahinfar has emerged as the better qualified candidate… What sets Mr. Shahinfar apart in this election is a resume that’s unblemished by troubling political connections or service in a less-than-distinguished elective body.”

The City Treasurer is Albany’s Chief Fiscal Officer, responsible for the custody and disbursement of city funds, making investments on the city’s behalf and preparing the city’s financial statements, among other duties.

Shahinfar will be facing County Legislator Gary Domalewicz in the Democratic primary. Both men are seeking to succeed current treasurer Kathy Sheehan, who is running to become Albany’s mayor.

Besides the Times Union, Shahinfar’s campaign has picked up numerous significant endorsements from organizations and public officials, including the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and front running mayoral candidate Sheehan herself. 

A first generation American of Iranian descent, Shahinfar graduated from Bates College in 1988 and Albany Law School in 1997, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review. He has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. His experiences include working as a Deputy County Attorney and as a Regional Representative for then Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand.

Click here to read the Times Union endorsement. 

Click here to learn more about Shahinfar’s campaign for Albany City Treasurer.   

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