LaFave Enters Race For Watertown City Council

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There'll be a little bit more foot traffic around Watertown Tuesday as the political season officially gets underway.

Tuesday is the first day for candidates to start circulating nominating petitions and there are now five candidates for city council.

The latest one to announce is 36 year old Rod LaFave, a salesman and engineer at NCC Systems in Watertown.

LaFave says he has wanted to run for a long time and now the time is right.

He describes his approach to city hall as business and family-oriented.

"Having young children, as a lot of people do here, I want to make sure they have somewhere to call home. I know a lot of people have had to move away to find work, I don't want that to happen to my kids as I'm sure a lot of other people don't," said LaFave.

LaFave says he would not have voted for Watertown's controversial "roommate law" and is leaning against fluoridation of city water. 

He's up against incumbents Jeff Smith and Teresa Macaluso along with two other political newcomers, Jasmine Borreggine and Cody Horbacz.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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