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Though Cynthia Pooler grew up in Queens and Long Island, she’s spent much of her life in the Capital Region.
She worked as a clerical worker for the state in Saratoga County for many years. Then moved to Albany in 2009, and retired.
“I’ve always had a love of politics,” says Pooler, who runs a political site, focusonalbany.com, where she’s compiled hundreds of interviews with local politicians and movers and shakers. “I’ve always been fascinated with the new technology. So I wanted to blend new technology with politics, and that’s how I came up with Focus on Albany.”
The 67-year-old widow has been doing FOA for two years. “It’s such a creative, wonderful thing and I’m always coming up with new ideas,” she says. “Since I’m retired, this is my passion: politics. I wanted to turn my passion into something productive, where I can interview people and talk about pressing issues of the day. I’m just having a great time.”
You can find Pooler’s interviews at focusonalbany.com, or you can find Pooler herself standing at a busy intersection, waving her “Focus on Albany” sign. “I’m just trying to get my message out. I don’t have the money for a sign on I-90,” she says. We asked Pooler some kooky Proustian questions.
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