While primaries in municipalities like Westchester County and Albany may draw a number of voters to the polls for major races today, in some counties there are only down ticket races. In northern New York’s Clinton and Essex Counties, most primary races for local offices haven’t sparked massive interest.
Less than two weeks before primary day, the Albany Democratic mayoral candidates were back on the dais last night, fielding questions on issues unaddressed in previous forums. For the first time, they were joined by Green Party candidates.
Democrats have an overwhelming enrollment advantage in the city of Albany, meaning the September 12th mayoral primary is the biggest hurdle for the candidates. But that isn’t scaring off several third-party hopefuls. WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Conservative candidate Joe Sullivan about the race, campaigning and the voting process.
The Democratic candidates for mayor of Albany debated for the first time last night ahead of September’s pivotal primary. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas caught up with them after the event.
This fall's race for Rensselaer County Executive includes a contentious primary on the Republican side between Deputy Rensselaer County Executive Chris Meyer and state Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin. Meyer is backed by retiring Republican County Executive Kathy Jimino.
In June, Rensselaer County Democrats picked Andrea Smyth to run for county executive. Smyth hopes to succeed Republican incumbent Kathleen Jimino, who caught supporters off-guard when she decided not to seek a fifth term. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief spoke with Smyth about her political aspirations.
Tuesday represents another mile-marker for citywide races in Albany: June 6th, when candidates begin building their petitions. Among those gathering signatures - the incumbent mayor and her latest challenger.
City Hall is defending itself after Albany Common Councilor and Democratic mayoral candidate Frank Commisso, Jr. called apress conference this morning to focus attention on an independent report regarding city finances.
In a bid to become the city's first African-American mayor, Marlon Anderson threw his hat in the ring Wednesday night, announcing at Albany public library's main branch that this will be the last time he runs for political office.
Albany Common Council member Frank Commisso Jr. recently tossed his hat in the ring in a bid to capture the Democratic Party’s mayoral nomination. The son of the County Legislature’s majority leader, Commisso joins a field already featuring Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Green Party hopeful Dan Plaat. First-term Democratic incumbent Kathy Sheehan has not yet announced a reelection bid. Commisso sat down Wednesday with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.