"We Did It" : Kathy Sheehan Elected Mayor of Albany

Nov 6, 2013

Kathy Sheehan gives her victory speech on Election Night 2013.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A resounding victory for City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan who takes the baton from the man who ran Albany for the last two decades, Jerry Jennings. Jennings made a brief appearance at the Polish Community Cneter, where Democrats had gathered to wait for election returns. He joked about the fact we was dressed casually, "no suit and tie."

Outgoing Mayor Jerry Jennings says "thank-you" to fellow Democrats gathered at the Polish Community Center.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy predicts a "different style of management" under Kathy Sheehan, who sent Republican Jesse Calhoun, Conservative Joseph Sullivan and Green Party candidate Theresa Portelli packing, taking an esimated 85 per cent of the vote.