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Freshly re-elected Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gives victory speech at Ryan's Wake.
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After a wild campaign, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden has been elected to a second four-year term.

The door to the Troy mayor's office
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Democratic Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, independent candidate Rodney Wiltshire, and Republican Tom Reale met Wednesday night for a televised debate on Spectrum News.

Tom Reale
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There has been a shakeup in the race for mayor of Troy just one week before Election Day. 

Republican To Resume Troy Mayoral Campaign

Oct 28, 2019
Rodney Wiltshire, Tom Reale, Mayor Patrick Madden
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With just over a week before Election Day, the Republican who suspended his campaign for Troy mayor says he will re-enter the race. In a press release, Tom Reale says he will resume his bid. 

Rodney Wiltshire, Tom Reale, Mayor Patrick Madden
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The Republican candidate for mayor of Troy has dropped out of the race, leaving only one challenger running against incumbent Democrat Patrick Madden.

An informational meeting aiming to address what's described as "a rash of violence in Lansingburgh" is scheduled for tonight in Troy.

Rodney Wiltshire, Tom Reale, Mayor Patrick Madden
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Three candidates running for mayor of Troy met Tuesday night for a debate. The discussion involved the first-term mayor, a returning rival, and a newcomer.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden wins the Democratic primary on June 25th, 2019
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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden won Tuesday’s Democratic primary against a two-time rival.

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.

New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association President Sam Fresina shakes hands with Rodney Wiltshire in Lansingburgh.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A powerful union in Troy is backing a challenger to the mayor.

The Troy City Council has filled its vacancy.

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A Democratic mayoral primary will likely happen in Troy, as a former candidate for mayor intends to challenge incumbent Patrick Madden.

In a busy week in Troy politics, the city council is taking steps to alter outgoing Mayor Lou Rosamilia's proposed $68.6 million budget. An effort is under way to lessen a planned tax increase.

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Voters are going to the polls in Troy, where the mayoral race has taken many twists and turns leading up to election day.


One of the candidates in the Troy mayoral election has received a major endorsement.

The three major party candidates for mayor of Troy debated crime, city finances, and infrastructure on Wednesday. The candidates also got the opportunity to ask questions to each other in what has been a highly politicized campaign season.

Candidates Patrick Madden, Rodney Wiltshire, and Jim Gordon met in a debate hosted by Time Warner Cable News. Independent candidate Jack Cox did not participate.

The Troy mayoral race has taken a turn: Ernest Everett, who finished third in the Democratic primary, is facing felony forgery counts.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

After a count of absentee ballots, there is a winner of Troy's Democratic mayoral primary. The victor of the race deemed too close to call on election night last week is now focused on November.

It was standing-room-only at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections Wednesday morning as the affidavit and absentee ballots were counted to determine the winner of Troy's Democratic mayoral primary.

A contentious Democratic primary for Troy mayor is still undecided after the two leading candidates finished Thursday night only five votes apart, by unofficial count. 

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Some of the Troy mayoral candidates are weighing in on law and order after two police officers were wounded in a fatal shootout with a carjacking suspect over the weekend in Lansingburgh.

The race to lead Troy is getting tighter.  Since Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced he would not seek a second term in office,  a cast of hopefuls moved into the spotlight.  City Council President Rodney Wiltshire was first to officially step forward, in late March. The two-term councilman tells WAMC:   "I wanna put the party politics from the past behind, and get us into the 21st century, which is something that I think Troy desperately deserves."   Wiltshire has picked up The Working Families Party endorsement.