GLENS FALLS — Downtown retail shop owner and musician Robin Barkenhagen on Friday announced his candidacy for Glens Falls councilman at-large on the Green Party line.

“Being a member of the Green Party, I believe that I can bring a fresh perspective to the issues that we face in the city, while not losing sight of the fact that I need to represent the best interests of our citizens,” Barkenhagen said in a press release.

The councilman at-large is elected citywide and serves as president of the Common Council.

He will run against Republican Jane Reid, currently 3rd Ward councilwoman, for an open seat.

A Democratic candidate has not been announced.

Barkenhagen is vice president of The Glens Collaborative, a group that promotes downtown and plans special events, and treasurer of Warren County Green Party.

He was the Green Party candidate for state Assembly in 2016 and 2002.

Reid, a lawyer, ran unopposed for 3rd Ward councilwoman in 2013, and is completing her four-year term.

She previously served eight years on the Glens Falls Planning Board and 15 years on the Glens Falls School Board, including 11 years as president.

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