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Polling place St. Andrew's Church in Albany
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Voter turnout has been high at many Capital Region polling sites today despite nine days of early voting and an expanded mail-in option during the pandemic.

 Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle
Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle / Twitter

Wednesday night, Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle will deliver his latest State of the Town address. Koetzle, who is in his third term in the town of 30,000, also serves as the chair of the Schenectady County GOP. He previewed the speech in an interview with WAMC Tuesday.

Schenectady City Hall
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Election Day brought changes to the city of Schenectady , which is now under single-party rule.

 Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle
Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle / Twitter

After a decade, Ed Cox is out as chair of the New York state Republican Committee. Cox, the son-in-law of President Richard Nixon, will join the Trump 2020 campaign after Erie County Republican Chair Nick Langworthy secured enough support to take over state leadership. Republicans haven’t won a statewide election in New York since 2002 — one of the reasons local leaders sought the change. Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle, also the Glenville Town Supervisor, supported the change, citing Langworthy’s upstate roots. Koetzle spoke Tuesday with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

 Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle
Schenectady County GOP Chair Chris Koetzle / Twitter

Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle has served his position for the past eight years.