Albany City Auditor Sue Rizzo

Albany Chief Auditor Susan Rizzo outside Albany City Hall.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County Democrats appear to have chosen Albany City Auditor Sue Rizzo in the key primary race to replace retiring Comptroller Mike Conners. Rizzo was leading Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar by about 1,000 votes of the 17,000 cast Tuesday, according to unofficial results. 

Prominent Albany County Democrats including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy called for Morse’s resignation...
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Today is primary day in New York state. Polls opened at noon upstate.

Albany Chief City Auditor Susan Rizzo & Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar are running for Albany County Comptroller.
Composite photo by Dave Lucas

The key primary election for a Democratic candidate to take over for retiring Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners is less than a week away.

Albany Chief Auditor Susan Rizzo outside Albany City Hall.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A press conference outside Albany city hall Thursday morphed into a confrontation inside between two candidates for county comptroller.

Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Each spring, Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners delivers his “State of the Fisc” address to the County Legislature, reviewing the fiscal condition of the previous year.  Conners delivered his final such address Monday night.