Kusaywa announces bid for City Council
COHOES, N.Y. >> Peter Kusaywa officially announced his campaign for the Cohoes City Council, 6th Ward.
Kusaywa, a Republican, who works as a corrections sergeant with Albany County Sheriff’s Office is a lifelong resident of Cohoes, born in the Cohoes Memorial Hospital in 1961. Inspired by fellow Cohoes Republ ican Christopher F. Davis’ two Senate campaigns, and by what he views as the lack of proper representation in his ward over the past few years, Kusaywa decided to get involved.
“I have very fond memories of growing up in the 6th ward. Together we can create new memories for ourselves and our children. The 6th ward needs to move in a positive direction. We need someone who is going to work with the mayor and council to make progress in Cohoes. We need a representative who is going to listen to the people and their concerns,” Kusaywa said on
Friday of why he’s running.
“My main issues are our failing infrastructure, ensuring taxes are not raised, and perhaps most importantly, improving the quality of life for people in the 6th ward. One way to do this is to really leverage and advertise the planned revitalization of the Matton Shipyard and our waterfronts. With the right representation we can really work to attract new businesses, tourism, and help bolster recreation. All of this will help the city’s and the ward’s existing businesses continue to flourish. I look forward to bringing positive change to the ward,” Kusaywa noted of issues he plans to address if elected.
“Peter is exactly the type of representative the 6th ward, or ‘ the island,’ deserves. The ward needs a leader who is focused on resident’s quality of life and will serve with honor, qualities that are sorely lacking in that ward. As a lifelong resident, Peter is well-versed to meet the needs of residents and I am confident that he will bring the positive change that is needed in the ward. He has a wonderful outlook for the riverfront and improving tourism, and I look forward to seeing his plans develop over the next year and in the future as councilman. Residents of the island need not fear, change is coming,” City Republican Chairman Christopher F. Davis added.
Kusaywa is married to wife Amy and has five children and three grandchildren. Kusaywa has volunteered as a youth mentor and coach in various sports and has specific expertise in statistical report writing and computer systems.