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Democratic Mayor Meg Kelly, Republican Public Safety Commissioner-elect Robin Dalton, Democratic Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, and Republican Public Works Commissioner "Skip" Scirocco hold up their arms in victory on Election Night 2019
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A bipartisan group of city candidates claimed victory Tuesday night in Saratoga Springs.

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Voters in Saratoga Springs will determine the makeup of the city council on Election Day. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the race for mayor.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly
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Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly kicked off her campaign for another two-year term Wednesday night. A Democrat, Kelly opened her first campaign event by acknowledging some of the local residents of different political stripes who gathered.

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City services in Saratoga Springs have been moved out of city hall after a small fire last week damaged a portion of the building.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan address those gathered Monday for swearings-in at Albany City Hall.
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Tomorrow, Saratoga Springs will have a new mayor. Democrat Meg Kelly, who for the last year-and-a-half has served as Deputy Mayor under outgoing Democrat Joanne Yepsen, will remain in city hall as mayor for her first two-year term.

WAMC’s Lucas Willard asked Kelly about her work that will continue into 2018.

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Democrat Joanne Yepsen has served Saratoga Springs as mayor for the past four years. Prior to her two terms, Yepsen served eight years as a county supervisor.

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Saratoga Springs’ mayor-elect has selected a deputy.

Democrat Meg Kelly, now serving as Deputy Mayor under outgoing Democrat Joanne Yepsen, has selected Lisa Shields as Deputy Mayor.

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UPDATED 11/8/17  10:48 a.m.

Saratoga Springs voters have selected a new mayor. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports Democrat Meg Kelly will succeed her boss — outgoing mayor Joanne Yepsen.

In a city with a long history of switching between Democratic and Republican mayors, Meg Kelly held the office for Saratoga Springs Democrats.

After serving as Deputy Mayor under outgoing Democratic Mayor Joanne Yepsen since July 2016, Kelly will remain in city hall under a new title for the next two years.

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In a time of political turmoil in Saratoga Springs, one thing is for sure: the Spa City is getting a new mayor. Current Deputy Mayor Meg Kelly, a Democrat, and former Saratoga Springs City Center President Mark Baker, a Republican, are campaigning for the seat held by outgoing Mayor Joanne Yepsen.

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This past week, the Saratoga Springs Charter Review Committee released a new fiscal analysis on its proposed city charter that will go before voters this election day.

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In addition to choosing their city leaders at the ballot box this November, voters in Saratoga Springs will also have the opportunity to select a new city charter.

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Voters in Saratoga Springs will head to the polls this November to choose more than their city leaders. The outcome on November 7th could change the way the city has operated for the last century. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the debate around overhauling the city’s charter is leading discussions on the campaign trail.