Kevin Bott for Mayor

Kevin Bott was the Mayoral Candidate for the Green party for the 2013 election in Syracuse, NY. Kevin was nominated for the position of Mayor in July of 2013 after a member of the Green party discovered him performing with The D.R.E.A.M. Freedom Revival. Kevin founded and is still currently the artistic director of the company. The company holds regular rehearsals each week, but with the election coming up, Kevin has little time to rehearse and direct and is focusing on his campaign. Kevin anticipates that after the election, if he is to win, he will have to weaken his time commitment to the group. 

In his professional life, Kevin is the associate director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life — “a consortium of over 100 colleges and universities dedicated to the role of higher education is democracy” (http://www.kevinbott.org/bio). At the end of the day, Kevin is a theater enthusiast, a father of two young sons and a husband who simply wants to make a difference in the community by promoting the true meaning of democracy and all it entails

Kevin Bott, clad in a festive wig and costume, roots for the Green Party as an introduction to his short speech at the Green Party Halloween Party Sunday evening.

Kevin Bott, clad in a festive wig and costume, roots for the Green Party as an introduction to his short speech at the Green Party Halloween Party Sunday evening.

At the end of a seven hour day of filming, Bott closes out the afternoon with some important remarks regarding his campaign for his commercial.

At the end of a seven hour day of filming, Bott closes out the afternoon with some important remarks regarding his campaign for his commercial.

On a walk through Armory Square, Bott stopped to talk to Mary Beth Langendorf, 28, and Cindi Stott, 25, who both were interested in learning more about his platform. Mary Beth, a registered Democrat is anxious to vote against Democratic candidate Stephanie Miner after she closed a local senior center and fire station. 

On a walk through Armory Square, Bott stopped to talk to Mary Beth Langendorf, 28, and Cindi Stott, 25, who both were interested in learning more about his platform. Mary Beth, a registered Democrat is anxious to vote against Democratic candidate Stephanie Miner after she closed a local senior center and fire station. 

Bott tries to show a series of emails to his wife Aimee Brill, but his son Lev seeks attention.

Bott tries to show a series of emails to his wife Aimee Brill, but his son Lev seeks attention.

Around 8 a.m. on Election Day before school starts, Bott walks with his family to the polling station down the street from their home. 

Around 8 a.m. on Election Day before school starts, Bott walks with his family to the polling station down the street from their home. 

Toward the end of election day, in a final attempt to get out the vote, Bott makes some phone calls to Syracuse residents, checking to see if they have headed to the polls. 

Toward the end of election day, in a final attempt to get out the vote, Bott makes some phone calls to Syracuse residents, checking to see if they have headed to the polls. 

At the end of Election Day 2013, Bott reviews the voting results alongside Green Party supporters Maria Ordonez, 24, and Dave Kashmer, 56. 

At the end of Election Day 2013, Bott reviews the voting results alongside Green Party supporters Maria Ordonez, 24, and Dave Kashmer, 56.