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"We Did It" : Kathy Sheehan Elected Mayor of Albany

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A resounding victory for City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan, who takes the baton from the man who ran Albany for the last two decades, Jerry Jennings. Jennings made a brief appearance at the Polish Community Center, where Democrats had gathered to wait for election returns. He joked about the fact he was dressed casually, "no suit and tie."

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas
Outgoing Mayor Jerry Jennings says "thank-you" to fellow Democrats gathered at the Polish Community Center.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy predicts a "different style of management" under Kathy Sheehan, who sent Republican Jesse Calhoun, Conservative Joseph Sullivan and Green Party candidate Theresa Portelli packing, taking an esimated 85 per cent of the vote. 

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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