It wasn't the first time, though, you'd think it would've been. But what made a dog named Diamond think they'd be the perfect candidate for Mayor of Schenectady just one year ago?

Diamond's "Campaign Manager," Kathy Fitzmaurice spoke to the Daily Gazette at the time,

“She feels the current administration is putting politics first as opposed to what is best for Schenectady,” Fitzmaurice said.

Diamond is running as a write-in candidate for mayor and, according to Fitzmaurice, feels it’s important to work with everybody to implement change in the city.

“She feels she could do a better job at breaking down the barriers in the community to tap into all of the resources everybody has to offer,” said Fitzmaurice, who owns the Katbird Shop on Liberty Street. Diamond’s campaign also calls for lower taxes and a fire hydrant on every block.

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If anything, it was a cute occurrence to bring a little smile. A similar story came out in 1999 as another pooch, Loffredo ran for office and was followed by some feline friends, Sparky and Roger who ran in 2007 and 2009. By the way, both were managed by Fitzmaurice who, after further investigation may just have too much time on her hands.