The long wait is over...
Sources told me more than a month ago it is "just a matter of time" before she declares her run for mayor and that the decision was already set with Yepsen and the Democratic Committee. It seems that time may be at-hand.
Supervisor Joanne Yepsen Announces Campaign Intentions For The Coming Year
Ending weeks of rumors, Joanne Yepsen will be joined by friends, family and supporters as she announces her electoral intentions for the coming year on Monday April 8, 2013.
WHO: Saratoga Springs City Supervisor Joanne Yepsen
WHAT: Campaign Announcement
WHEN: 12:00 PM, Monday April 8, 2013
WHERE: 408 Broadway (Lillian’s Restaurant)
Supervisor Yepsen has focused her time in office on protecting our elderly, balancing urban growth with sustainability, serving our returning veterans and saving local jobs by fighting for the preservation of our world class racing industry. Joanne remains focused on bringing inclusive, accessible, and open government to Saratoga Springs, just as she has for the past seven years. She looks forward to the many challenges and opportunities of further strengthening Saratoga Springs in the years to come.
Background: Joanne Yepsen is in her forth term as Saratoga County Supervisor representing the City of Saratoga Springs. Since her first election in 2005, Joanne has enjoyed broad support across party lines, and has consistently carried the City of Saratoga Springs by comfortable margins.
I was talking to a member of the city's Republican Party recently and he said they don't really have any frontrunner to run against Yepsen at this point (if indeed that is her announcement. It is possible she will toss a curve and say she will be running again for Supervisor or some other office altogether).
Scott Johnson is declining to run for reelection and one of their promising potential candidates, Dave Patterson, is likely not going to run either (why would you if you could be getting a tan, after all). This particular Republican said Patterson was the hopeful opposite to Yepsen, but obviously that is not to be.
I guess we'll have to wait and see.