Once again, Nicky Woerner is attacking Mayor Gallo in a desperate attempt to remain relevant. To understand why he is doing this, one must understand why Nicky is running for 4th Ward Alderman in the first place.
After Nicky was destroyed by Jim Quigley and lost his town supervisor seat, he decided to move to the City of Kingston. The Kingston Democrats dominate city politics and Woerner thought he could rejuvenate his political career.
He tried to run for 5th Ward Alderman, but got bulldozed by Mr. Carey. So, Nick took aim at Ward 4 after Shirley Whitlock announced her retirement. The fourth ward is heavily Democrat and generally has low turnouts for local elections.
Nick's plan is to get an Alderman seat and then challenge Shayne Gallo in a primary for Mayor. It is a sad plan, except for the fact that there are quite a few members of the Democrat committee who are actually foolish enough to support Woerner against Gallo.
What Woerner did not count on was Ismail Shabazz and Nina Dawson, two actual residents of the ward who understand the true needs of the district. Nick has never lived in Ward 4 and has no comprehension of the ward's true needs. He has people telling him the issues and he is doing research. However, since he has never lived in the ward, he has no true understanding or appreciation for the ward.
So, Nick is creating controversy and making weak allegations against Gallo in a desperate attempt to con the residents into thinking he actually gives a damn about them. He is trying to create a political narrative that he cares for the people and their needs. The truth is that he only cares for their votes and his political dreams.
His latest attempt is a false attack against Gallo because the Queen's Galley had to move their fundraiser. The real reason for the move was the law, not Gallo or the city. The lease holder of the property in question has accepted full responsibility, but Woerner made the attack anyway.
Mayor Gallo accused Woerner of not knowing the facts. In reality, Nicky knew the facts. He just did not care about them. Facts just got in the way of his intended narrative.
I hope the people of Ward 4 reject Woerner's obvious attempts at political delusion. He is the last thing Kingston needs right now. For those who do not know, Woerner is being funded by a developer who wants back at the table in Kingston after being dismissed by Gallo and rejected by Quigley in Ulster. How else can one explain Woerner's paying for a brand new and obviously expensive web site from a campaign fund that has had less than $40.00 for over two years? He will say he held a fundraiser, but the web site was up and running prior to his fundraiser. Where did the money come from?
Expect more of these sad and desperate press releases. Other than his not so secret financial backer, he really has nothing else to rely upon. Hopefully, it all ends in about a month. Hopefully, the people of ward 4 send Woerner packing. Then, he can start picking what ward to move into next to seek a seat at the table.