Anasha Cummings Kickstarts "People's Primary" in Troy

Challenge to Supporters: 1000 Vote Pledges by Oct. 9 or Bow OutTROY, N.Y. (10/1/15) -- Troy City Council candidate Anasha Cummings, 26, is using the Internet to ask voters to decide by Oct. 9 if he should remain in the race.He is calling the unusual campaign strategy “The People’s Primary” because it gives those who do not belong to a political party (a.k.a. “blank voters”) a chance to voice their opinion on a candidate before the General Election on Nov. 3. Continue reading

NEW ONLINE MAP HIGHLIGHTS TROY FORECLOSURE PROPERTY SALE (SEPT 6 - OCT 7)

Troy Candidate Making Public City Info Available Via Internet TROY, N.Y. (9/8/15) -- The City of Troy is now accepting sealed bids on more than 120 foreclosed properties. One City Council candidate is using his Internet savvy to better publicize these opportunities to the general public. Anasha Cummings, 26, has released an interactive Google Map (posted at the end of this release) that allows users to find the properties by location and type (i.e. residential, commercial properties, vacant land). Clicking the pins that mark the properties on the map provides more information and photos collected from several sources. Continue reading

TROY CANDIDATE FORMING “RED BEARD” POLITICAL PARTY

Join Anasha Cummings For City Council At-large, Aug. 11 @ Takk HouseTROY, N.Y. (08/03/15) -- A Troy City Council candidate aims to run on his own “Red Beard” ballot line in the coming November election.Anasha Cummings, 26, must collect 435 valid independent nominating petition signatures by Aug. 18 in order for the Red Beard line to appear on the ballot amongst more familiar political lines, such as Democratic, Republican, WFP, and Green. Continue reading

TROY'S "RED-HAIRED HAGRID" RUNNING FOR COUNCIL, ANASHA CUMMINGS 26

Everyone Gets a Red Beard at 4/27, 11:30 a.m. Ceremony, Under Hoosick St. BridgeTROY, N.Y. (4/27/15) -- Anasha Cummings is the newest candidate to announce his campaign for a seat on Troy’s City Council.The 26-year old downtown resident is one of the city's most active citizens, currently working with more than two dozen community initiatives including: Solarize Troy, Tech Valley Center of Gravity, the Mount Ida Preservation Association and Troy’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee."Over the past few years, Anasha Cummings has quietly, stunningly raised the bar for what it means to be an engaged young citizen in Troy: forward-thinking, sustainable, compassionate, inclusive," said Laban Coblentz, founder and chairman of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity. "I will be excited to witness him press for positive change as a member of the Troy City Council." Continue reading