Pelham mayor joins ticket in race for governor

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The mayor of the Village of Pelham is making an independent run for New York state lieutenant governor.

Mayor Michael Volpe joined the ticket of former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, who is making an independent run for governor. She's looking to oust incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Volpe is a Republican and Miner is a Democrat, but both say they have similar viewpoints on many of the issues.

"We share values in terms of civil dialogue, solving problems and understanding that many New Yorkers are being left behind," says Miner.

Volpe, who will continue his job as mayor while he's running, says there is rhetoric on both sides and that the current dialogue is broken.

Miner is running on the Serve America Movement Line, a new political party. She must collect 15,000 signatures from voters across the state to make it onto the November ballot. 

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