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Kevin Beckford and Robert Barley on their experiences in elected office

Adam J. Fenster (Beckford)
University of Rochester (Beckford); Town of Henrietta (Barley)
Kevin Beckford and Robert Barley

Pittsford Town Board Member Kevin Beckford has decided not to run for a second term. He says he has decided to focus instead on inner-city equity-related issues like education, housing, food, and poverty. Meanwhile, Henrietta Town Councilman Robert Barley lost his bid for a second term.

This hour, we're joined by both Beckford and Barley to discuss their experiences as first-time elected officials who served in offices where candidates of color have not been elected in the past. Our guests:

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