I emailed Meg Kelly who is the Democratic party’s endorsed candidate for mayor, seeking to interview her about her candidacy for this blog. Rather than hearing from her, I received an email from a Mr. Rick Landry who identified himself as her campaign manager. He asked what I wanted to interview her about. I wrote back that I wanted to hear her ideas about issues facing the city.
Mr. Landry emailed me and advised that Ms. Kelly was not available at this time.
I am amused that I must go through an intermediary rather than deal with her directly.
[Emails To Meg Kelly]
From: John Kaufmann
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:03 PM
Are you available for an interview about your candidacy?
From: Rick Landry < >
Date: June 29, 2017 at 1:31:54 PM EDT
Subject: Meg Kelly’s campaign
My name is Rick Landry, and I am Meg Kelly’s campaign manager. Meg does not use her city hall address for political correspondences, and I am coordinating that side of things for her. What are you interested in talking to her about?
Meg Kelly for Mayor
From: John Kaufmann < >
Date: June 29, 2017 at 1:37:28 PM EDT
To: Rick Landry < >
Subject: Re: Meg Kelly’s campaign
A general discussion of the issues facing the city. How should I contact her in the future?
From: John Kaufmann 
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 12:17 PM
To: Rick Landry ()
What is the status of my request for an interview?
From: Rick Landry 
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2017 4:00 PM
To: John Kaufmann
Subject: Re: Status
Hi John. My apologies, I got to town recently and we are just starting to set up the campaign.
Perhaps Meg can do an interview down the road but I would like to hold off on that for now.
I personally am a follower of your blog and I think it is a great resource for analysis and debate of issues facing Saratoga. Best of luck moving forward.