Here are YouTube videos showing Northampton City Council President David Narkewicz announcing his candidacy for mayor on March 18. The first video (5 min) shows his prepared remarks. The second video (14 min) shows Councilor Narkewicz responding to questions from the media. These videos were recorded by Adam Cohen.
Gazette: “David Narkewicz second candidate to seek election as mayor in Northampton” (3/19/11)
For the first time since 1999, the city’s race for mayor will not feature an incumbent. That year, Higgins won the first of six consecutive terms and succeeded four-term mayor Mary L. Ford.
As of now, Narkewicz will face Michael R. Bardsley, who served for 16 years on the council and is a former president, who announced on March 3 that he intended to seek the mayor’s office for the second time. Bardsley came within 344 votes of defeating Higgins in 2009.
MassLive: “Northampton City Council President David Narkewicz announces candidacy for mayor” (3/18/11)
Press Conference Video: Clare Higgins Will Not Seek Reelection as Mayor (3/4/11)
Gazette: “Michael Bardsley to run for Northampton mayor again; opponent unknown” (3/3/11)
Video: Tacy, LaBarge Criticize Narkewicz/Budgar Email (3/3/11)