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Dwyer Victorious In Rensselaer

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Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer at de Laet's Landing

The Mayor of Rensselaer has been re-elected.

Democratic Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer, first elected in 2006, won a fourth term Tuesday.  

Under his leadership, the city has avoided property tax increases for three years in a row. Dwyer serves as a member of the city Budget Committee.

"...we've got costs under control. And we're moving ahead with development down here on the riverfront. We're a business-friendly city too," said Dwyer.

The Democrat pulled in more than 1,000 votes, besting Republican challenger Jim Konstantakis' tally of 799.

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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