Shahinfar pledges transparency, independence, and public service excellence for County Comptroller’s office

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Darius Shahinfar, Albany City Treasurer, announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Albany County Comptroller.

“Public service has been the heart of my career and service to communities, individuals, and groups who may need help or support to improve their lives. As Democrats, we believe in the vow of honest government that doesn’t just work for the few, but works for all. That doesn’t mince or piecemeal that commitment, but pledges to make government and civic services effective and transparent. That’s why I am announcing my candidacy for Albany County Comptroller,” said Shahinfar.

Shahinfar, along with his family, was joined by Democrats at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Albany Tuesday evening, including Senator Anna Kaplan, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, former Assemblymemmbers Jack McEneny and Ron Canestrari, former County Executive Michael G. Breslin, and several Albany County Legislators, city, town, and village officials.

Shahinfar, the Albany City Treasurer since 2014, previously served as a county attorney for Albany County under then-County Executive Breslin and as regional representative for then-U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand. A graduate of Bates College and Albany Law School, Shahinfar grew up in nearby Utica.

“I will be the watchdog for Albany County and I can tell you nothing is getting past the Big Dog,” Shahinfar continued.

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