Frankel weighing second county exec bid


A few names have been circulating as potential Democratic county executive candidates for the 2015 election: former Brighton Supervisor Sandra Frankel, former District Attorney Mike Green, and Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy.

Yesterday, Duffy was tapped to serve as the new CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance — a job he'll start in January. If Duffy was ever really in the mix, his new job likely removes him from the discussion.

And during a brief interview this morning, Green said that he's currently focusing on his job as executive deputy commissioner of the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services.

"I have no comment right now on any future plans," he said.

That leaves Frankel, who says that she is considering a run. She says that she doesn't have a timeline for a decision, other than "sooner rather than later."

In 2011, Frankel ran against County Executive Maggie Brooks and received approximately 42.5 percent of the vote, compared to Brooks' approximately 56 percent . (Brooks can't run for re-election in 2015 due to term limits.)

"It's clear to me that county government still struggles under the current administration," Frankel says.

Frankel also says that Greater Rochester has opportunities for a brighter future and that it's time for a change in county leadership. But she says that it's too early to get into specifics on her potential platform.