Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan declares reelection victory
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has declared victory over Republican Alicia Purdy and independent Greg Aidala.
Sheehan, a Democrat, touted her management of the city through the COVID-19 pandemic in her bid for a third four-year term.
"And because of the hard work and dedication of a workforce that never stopped working, that continued to do everything that they needed to do to provide essential city services to keep people, that we are a trajectory to move our city foward," Sheehan said during a victory speech Tuesday night.
Democratic Common Council President Corey Ellis also fended off a challenge from Republican Jesse Calhoun, who had effectively stopped campaigning. Also re-elected to citywide positions unopposed were Treasurer Darius Shahinfar and Auditor Dorcey Applyrs.