February 26, 2017

Our next mayor needs stamina to do hard work!

Today’s Erie Times-News is jam-packed with articles about Erie’s future which starts NOW! Erie Refocused and the five-year implementation plan, census regarding poverty by neighborhood that needs to be addressed, and the Eastside Grassroots Coalition revitalization efforts are signs of the hard work that’s ahead of us; hard work that needs a mayor with the stamina and drive to collaborate …

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February 24, 2017

Thanks, Villa alumni; Congratulations, Erie War Room!

Thank you to the Villa Alumni, family and friends who joined me last night at BrewErie for a great campaign event! Special thanks to the Irish trio Blarney Rubble for playing and to the best Mayoral Campaign Team for a terrific evening! Look for other upcoming events where we can meet and talk about ideas to move Erie forward! And …

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February 21, 2017

Almi’s thoughts on Community Police Relations Group event

Last night, I attended the Community Police Relations Group event at Pfeiffer-Burleigh School. Over 100+ concerned city residents were present for a Q & A opportunity with the 20 members of the Community Police Relations Group. We learned that there is a dialogue between concerned citizens who live in areas of high crime and violence and our city, sheriff, state …

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February 15, 2017

Open House slated for Friday at new “Almi for Erie” Headquarters

Democratic mayoral candidate Almi Clerkin will celebrate the official opening of her “Almi for Erie” campaign headquarters at 901 Peach Street this Friday, February 17 with a Grand Opening & Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The location for Clerkin’s headquarters, in the 9th and Peach Street corner office of the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, signals her …

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February 7, 2017

A lot can happen in 99 days.

May 16 – Primary Election Day – may seem like the distant future, but it’ll be here before you know it. Over the next 99 days, a crowded field of Democratic candidates will do their best to convince you why they’re the best for the job. It’s a serious decision; the choice we make at this critical juncture will have …

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February 2, 2017

Almi Clerkin responds to City Council gaming revenue resolution

On February 1, I attended the first 30 minutes of Erie’s City Council meeting, which started late due to inclement weather. I heard Mr. Curtis Jones II give excellent advice to an Erie resident on a repository sale and two passionate citizens speak about violence in our community. As the meeting shifted to a Public Hearing about a proposed waterfront …

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February 1, 2017

“Villa Maria Alumni for Almi” event scheduled for Feb. 23 at BrewErie

Villa Alumni for Almi! 2/23/17 from 6 to 8 pm BrewErie $25 per person   Dear Fellow Villa Graduates, Erie is at a critical juncture. We need a leader to see us through a time of transition in a positive and optimistic way. Our next mayor must implement existing city plans by building successful partnerships and collaborations. Our next mayor …

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January 8, 2017

Almi for Erie Campaign Kickoff – Full Remarks

The following remarks were delivered by Almi Clerkin during the Almi for Erie Campaign Kickoff Rally on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Thank you Shawn for all your love, commitment and patience; thank you, Monsignor McSweeney for being a trusting friend and confidant, and thanks to all of you for being here today. Thank you to my son, Seamus for standing …

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January 7, 2017

Erie Refocused

Check out the Erie Refocused Plan here: http://emerge2040.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Erie-Refocused-2016.pdf    

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