2nd district candidate Anna Kelles hosting meet and greet on Thursday evening in Fall Creek

October 29, 2015 by Rachel Cera

Two candidates have stepped up to the plate to run in next week's special election to replace Tompkins County Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera, who announced her resignation from the county board last month. Anna Kelles is hosting a meet-and-greet at Casita del Polaris on Thursday evening.

Candidate Anna Kelles. Photo courtesy of her campaign.Candidate Anna Kelles. Photo courtesy of her campaign.Kelles, a longtime Ithaca resident and Fall Creek homeowner who says she "grew up here," is running on the Ithaca Community Party ticket for the Tompkins County Legislature's 2nd district seat against Nathan Shinagawa. Her platform includes promoting "diverse housing including affordable, senior, and homeowner options to balance the emerging rental development boom" and "funding for critical community services, such as youth services, health and human services, services for the aging, road maintenance while keeping a keen eye on tax increases."

Election day is next Tuesday, November 3, and polls are open from 6am-9pm.

Casita del Polaris is Northstar Public House's event space, at 1201 North Tioga Street, adjacent to the restaurant in the building that used to house Fall Creek Pictures. Anna Kelles's meet-and-greet starts at 6pm, and she encourages supporters to stick around for the Road Man show that starts there at 8pm.

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